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St. Lawrence County educators meet with New York State regent
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:26 am

Administrators from the Potsdam, Canton, Norwood-Norfolk and Colton-Pierrepont school districts joined Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne and Regent Beverly Ouderkirk Jan. 26 to discuss middle school programs. The conversation was facilitated by David Vroman, a sixth-grade teacher at AAL Middle School in Potsdam and the New York State Middle School Association Region 10 director. The Middle School Association's Schools to Watch program aims to educate professionals and the public about criteria and indicators for high-performing middle-level schools. Pictured are, front row from left Viola Schmid-Doyle, middle school principal, Canton Central; Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne; Regent Bev Ouderkirk; and Joann Chambers, superintendent, Central School. Back row: Jim Nee, principal, Colton-Pierrepont School, and member of the Canton Central School Board of Education; David Payton, member of the New York State Middle School Association and a site visitation team leader; Jamie Cruikshank, superintendent, Norwood-Norfolk Central School, and former AAK Middle School principal; Brian Sherman, member of the New York State Middle School Association and a site visitation team leader; Dan Cook, principal, AAK Middle School, Potsdam Central School; and Mr. Vroman. A staff member from State Senator Patty Ritchie's office joined the meeting by phone.