May 21, 2018


Superintendent Crowley announces retirement; community invited to take survey

May 17, 2017


Duanesburg Superintendent Christine Crowley has informed the Board of Education, faculty and staff that she will retire on Jan. 2, 2018. Crowley, who has led the district since 2007, recently discussed the possibility of retirement in confidence with the board and the date has now been determined.

The Board of Education will work with the Capital Region BOCES to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

The DCS community is invited to participate in an anonymous survey to gather their input about the school district. GO TO SURVEY

During Crowley’s tenure as Duanesburg superintendent, the district added a significant number of college-level courses including Advanced Placement and College in the High School classes; expanded the Project Lead the Way program to include younger students; updated and expanded educational technology including internet capability, networks and devices; and expanded distance learning technology to provide DCS students with the breadth and depth of courses they need to remain competitive with their peers.

Since 2007, Duanesburg has also increased the number of services it shares with other school districts, such as transportation, purchasing, sports and educational programs. In addition, Crowley has worked with teachers and parents to develop STEM-related activities such as First LEGO League, underwater robotics and the elementary science fair.

Crowley has led the district through a successful capital construction project to repair, renovate, modernize and update Duanesburg Elementary and High School. Most of the work is complete at the elementary school, and crews began at the high school this spring.

Crowley holds permanent certification from New York State as a School District Administrator and Grades 7-12 Math Teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree at SUNY Potsdam and her master’s at SUNY Plattsburgh.

A native of Saranac Lake, Crowley worked as an educator or administrator at Northeastern Clinton Central School near Plattsburgh, Albany High School, Upstate Correctional Facility and Franklin Correctional Facility in Malone, Ray Brook Federal Prison, North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths and St. Agnes School in Lake Placid.

Crowley’s retirement plans include spending more time with her family and traveling.


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