DEXTER General Brown Central School District Business Administrator Michele A. Traynor will leave next month to become assistant superintendent for business at the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
The school board approved her resignation, 4-0, during its monthly meeting Monday at the junior-senior high school, 17643 Cemetery Road. Board members Michael E. Kucharski and John Hardy were absent from the meeting.
Whats good for Mrs. Traynor is not good for us, District Superintendent Stephan J. Vigliotti Sr. said.
He said Mrs. Traynor has been a tremendous asset to the district the past four years.
Her first month we were in the beginning of a comptrollers audit, Mr. Vigliotti said. Shes a hard worker and committed to the education of young people.
She joined the district June 1, 2008, after having spent 12 years at the Mohawk Regional Information Center, Verona. Her last position there was co-assistant director.
I certainly have more of a district perspective and can relate to issues individual districts face, which will help in issues at BOCES, she said.
BOCES Superintendent Jack J. Boak Jr. said Mrs. Traynor was selected from among 25 applicants and her experience in local education outshined other candidates.
Michele has the unusual background for having local business administration and experience working at BOCES, Mr. Boak said Monday. That experience was very helpful. Shell be starting the 20th of August, but because General Brown will need her throughout that week, shell be on the job full time the following week.
He said General Brown will be finishing up an audit at that time.
Mrs. Traynor lives in Clayton and has a daughter, Ashley D., 9.
As she joins Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, she will replace Director of Finance Barbara O. Greene. Mrs. Greene will retire Aug. 20, after having served six years at BOCES.
Mr. Boak said it was also Mrs. Greenes tremendous experience with local school district Belleville Henderson Central that made her flourish. She began as district clerk there in 1977 and moved up to business administrator in 1984 until she started at BOCES in August 2006.
We wish her well in retirement, he said.