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Medina names former principal as new superintendent

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 January 2017 at 9:48 pm
Photo by Tom Rivers: Mark Kruzynski, director of finance for Medina Central School, is pictured on Dec. 13, going over $34 million in work to the school district as part of two propositions that went before voters on Dec. 21. Residents supported the capital project with about 90 percent of the votes in favor of the work.

Photo by Tom Rivers: Mark Kruzynski, director of finance for Medina Central School, is pictured on Dec. 13, going over $34 million in work to the school district as part of two propositions that went before voters on Dec. 21. Residents supported the capital project with about 90 percent of the votes in favor of the work.

MEDINA – The school district will soon have a new superintendent, and he’s very familiar with the district’s operations.

Mark Kruzynski was high school principal before transitioning to the district director of finance. Kruzynski will start as superintendent on Jan. 16.

Wendi Pencille, Board of Education president, announced Kruzynski’s hiring this evening, about a week after the board didn’t select any of the three finalists for the position.

“Mr. Kruzynski will be an excellent leader for our district, bringing his many Medina experiences to his new role as superintendent,” Pencille said in a statement. “His student-centered focus combined with his understanding of curriculum and instruction, school finance and sound personnel practice will continue the tradition of educational excellence in which our community takes great pride.”

The board intends to fill Kruzynski’s job as director of finance. He will work in tandem the next month with Tom Cox, who is the current interim superintendent.

Kruzynski has also been actively involved in the planning for a $34 million capital project at the district, which was approved by voters last month.

Pencille praised Kruzynski for his dedication to the district, and for stepping in as acting superintendent on June 23, when Jeff Evoy passed away unexpectedly a day before before high school graduation.

“The Board is excited about Mr. Kruzynksi leading our district particularly after observing his success as our High School and Middle School Principal and, most recently, as the Director of Finance and as the Acting Superintendent during the very difficult time surrounding Mr. Evoy’s illness,” Pencille said.

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