Barkman Re-appointed as CMS Interim Principal for 2012-13
Annemarie Barkman will again serve as Chatham Middle School's Interim Principal for the 2012-2013school year, having been appointed to a second one-year position by the Board of Education.
Ms. Barkman will provide interim principal services from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 at a rate of $550 per day. As a retiree, Ms. Barkman also has the right to continue to receive a pension while employed by the District, in accordance with Retirement and Social Security Law.
The District is utilizing an interim principal position at the Middle School while the District completes its facilities study and makes a determination on whether or not to consolidate its three school buildings into two. Barkman was first appointed to a one-year term at CMS beginning July 1st, 2011, following the retirement of Gordon Fitting.
Ms. Barkman has extensive experience as an educator and has played an important role in the District's effort to provide a first-class education to our community. Previously, Barkman worked as interim superintendent for the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District, Head of School for the Bishop MaGinn High School, interim superintendent for Gilboa-Coneville Central School District, as well as superintendent for Churchville-Chili Central School District and the Holland Central School District. She holds a certificate of advanced study in educational administration, as well as a master’s degree in counseling and a bachelor’s degree in human development. She holds NYS certifications as a school district administrator, school administrator and supervisor, as well as in special education and home economics.