Picardo, current Kendall school administrator, named KCS’s next superintendent

Posted 10 November 2021 at 3:18 pm

Press Release, Kendall Central School

Nicholas Picardo

KENDALL – The Board of Education has selected Nicholas Picardo as the next superintendent of the Kendall Central School District, pending formal appointment to the position at the Board of Education meeting tonight. He will begin his new position on January 1.

“The Board of Education is excited that Nicholas Picardo, who has 16 years of experience in our district, will be our new leader for KCSD,” said Board President Lisa Levett. “We are thrilled to begin this next chapter with Nick, who brings a passion for teamwork and growth. We welcome his commitment to a well-rounded 21st Century educational program and equity for all our students.”

Picardo is currently the Executive Director for Student Services and Athletic Director for KCSD and has served in those positions since July 2018. Prior to that, Picardo served as the Coordinator of Student Services and Committee on Special Education Chair in the district, a position he began in July 2014.

Picardo has spent his educational career in Kendall serving as an administrator, Social Studies teacher, department chair, coach and advisor. Picardo and his wife, Kelly, live in the district, where their daughter, Sophia, attends school.

“The Kendall community is truly a special place to live and work,” Picardo said. “I am both humbled and excited to have been chosen as the next superintendent of the Kendall Central School District. I look forward to working with the Board of Education, staff and community to ensure that we continue to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience.”

The Board was pleased with the breadth of experience and quality skillset each finalist had to offer, and they would like to thank Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES District Superintendent and Search Consultant Jo Anne L. Antonacci for her assistance throughout the search process.