Albion resident named Byron-Bergen superintendent

Staff Reports Posted 26 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Mickey Edwards

BERGEN – The Byron-Bergen Central School District’s Board of Education has named Mickey Edwards as the district’s next superintendent. Edwards’ start date is July 1.

Edwards lives in Albion. He is a former high school art teacher and principal at Albion. He is currently superintendent at Wyoming Central School.

“With his dedication, enthusiasm, and professional background, along with a deep understanding of many aspects of educational leadership, our board feels that Mr. Edwards is an excellent fit for the students, faculty, and staff of the district,” said Debi List, Byron-Bergen Central School District’s Board President.

Before working as the top administrator at Wyoming, Edwards served as the Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction for Orleans/Niagara BOCES, a position he held from 2009 until 2014. Edwards began teaching in 1995 as an art teacher for the Hilton Central School District.

In 1996, he began teaching at Albion Central Schools as an art/technology instructor. He continued his career at Albion Central Schools serving as the Elementary School Dean of Students, Middle School Assistant Principal and High School Principal. Edwards is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

Edwards earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from The College at Brockport. He holds a School District Administrator certificate from The College at Brockport.

“I am very excited to join the Byron-Bergen Central School District team and meet the staff, students, and the community members of Byron and Bergen,” Edwards said. “Byron-Bergen Central School District should be proud of its many accomplishments and strengths. I look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence as we work together to ensure that our students are successful and prepared for tomorrow.”

Mr. Kevin MacDonald, District Superintendent of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, acted as search consultant. MacDonald said the Board developed and implemented a process that helped to determine the best candidate.

“Mr. Edwards understands the challenges and issues the districts in our region face. His breadth of experience, and educational leadership will greatly benefit this district as he works with the Board of Education, staff, and community to provide a quality education for the children of this community,” said MacDonald.