Cheryl Nuciforo - Superintendent of Schools
Michael Chudy - School Business Administrator
Jean Scheriff, Ed.D. - Director of Pupil Services
Tamara Thorpe-Odom - Director of Special Education
Steve Oleynek - Supervisor of Transportation
Barbara Murray - Supervisor of Food Services
Steven Nieto - Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds
Giles Felton - Computer Network Administrator
Deborah Pottenburgh - District Clerk
Chatham Central School District is a public school system located at 50 Woodbridge Avenue in the Village of Chatham, in northern Columbia County, New York. The District serves the educational needs of approximately 1,250 students in grades Kindergarten through Twelve. Chatham CSD operates three school buildings, all located on Woodbridge Avenue: The Mary E. Dardess Elementary School (MED), serving students in grades K-5; Chatham Middle School, serving students in grades 6-8; and Chatham High School, serving students in grades 9-12.
In addition, the District operates the Chatham Public Library, one of only two public libraries in NYS that are within a school district. The Chatham Public Library is also located on Woodbridge Avenue (with a branch located in Canaan, NY), offers a full range of modern library services to the community and boasts an original Louise Comfort Tiffany stained glass window.
Geographically, the Chatham CSD is made up of most or part of the towns of Chatham, Ghent, Austerlitz, Canaan and Kinderhook.
The Mission of the Chatham Central School District is to provide students an education that nurtures intellectual curiosity and focuses on academic and cultural foundations. Our students will graduate with the knowledge, problem-solving abilities and character needed to participate ethically, adapt, succeed and contribute in their future educational, career, and community endeavors.
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