Interim Director of Personnel to Mentor Successor
Mary Surdey is a retired, fully certified administrator who has a strong instructional background including knowledge of Common Core, the APPR process and personnel. She has considerable central office experience, and is highly regarded in her field. As a retired administrator, she has received approval for employment pursuant to Article 7, Section 211 of Retirement and Social Security Law and 80-5.5 of Commissioner's Regulations. She will continue to receive her NYS Teachers' Retirement pension in addition to a compensation package from the district, $123,000 prorated for the months she serves as the Interim Director of Personnel. David Thon, Surdey's permanent replacement will take on the role of Director of Personnel on Aug. 15.