Kendall announces hiring of new principal for junior-senior high school

Posted 3 May 2023 at 9:26 am

Press Release, Kendall Central School

Melissa Strelick starts July 1 as Kendall Junior/Senior High School principal, following the retirement of Carol D’Agostino.

KENDALL – The Kendall Board of Education has approved Melissa Strelick as the next Junior/Senior High School principal. She will begin her new position on July 1.

“It was apparent throughout the interview process and this past school year that Melissa’s ability to lead instructionally, make connections with staff and students, and her ‘all in’ mentality made her a wonderful fit for the position,” said Superintendent Nick Picardo. “I look forward to working with her in this new capacity.”

Strelick is currently the assistant principal for Grades 7-12 and athletic director for the district, and she has served in both positions since July 2022. Prior to that, Strelick served as an administrator for three years in the Fort Mill School District and as a secondary science teacher for 16 years in the Webster Central School District.

“I am extremely humbled to be introduced as the new principal of Kendall Junior/Senior High School,” Strelick said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to honor the legacy of the school and contribute to the culture of excellence and care. I look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to continue our strong tradition of respect, creativity and achievement at Kendall.”