Kelly M. Zimmerman, Superintendent of Schools

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Lisa A. Kulaski
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Phone (607) 746-1306  

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A Message from the Superintendent

SPRING 2024

Dear Delaware Academy Families and Community Members,

I was recently appointed as the next Superintendent of Dansville Central School District in Dansville, NY.  I was not actively seeking a move from Delaware Academy, but this opportunity has proven to be a strong fit for my family and I, both personally and professionally.  As I reflect on the past four years at Delaware Academy, I am in awe of all that we have accomplished with the support of our community. 

Delaware Academy’s vision is to be a leader in academic excellence, preparing students to excel in a diverse and dynamic society.  Together, we have made significant strides as we have moved toward realizing this vision.  We thrived in the midst of a global pandemic with models of instruction that ensured continuity of high quality teaching and learning. We planned and/or completed several capital improvement projects resulting in improved facilities advancing STEM education, student-centered learning spaces, performing arts, physical education, athletics, safety and security, and physical infrastructure. We implemented the district’s first UPK program. We installed two new accessible and inclusive playgrounds.  We advanced the science of reading through curriculum and professional development at the elementary level.  Program development at the secondary level resulted in the NYSED Seals of Biliteracy and Civic Readiness, expanded pathways to graduation, and community-based internships for seniors.  Delaware Academy was named a National School of Distinction for programs that support student mental health, mentorship, and career pathways, and earned a Best High School ranking by U.S. News & World Report.  We also established multi-year capital project and district reserve plans to ensure the long-term fiscal stability of our district. 

While this is far from an exhaustive list, please know that none of this could have been possible without the strength of the team of dedicated leaders, educators, Board of Education, and supportive community members we have at Delaware Academy.  I am so proud to have been a small part of your journey and humbled that you have embraced me as a part of this community.  I will be forever grateful for the role you have all played in my personal and professional growth.  I will continue to work hard for DA through the end of the school year, as my first day in Dansville will be on July 1, 2024. 

The Board of Education will soon be engaging in conversations regarding a transition plan for a new superintendent.  Within any necessary confidential boundaries, we will do our best to engage with our community and communicate plans to all of you. 

This is a truly amazing district and I have no doubt that you will continue to rise and serve as a regional role model and beacon of greatness.  Delaware Academy will forever hold a place in my heart.  Thank you all for your continued support of our schools.  Please continue to watch our Facebook page and website for important news, events, and Bulldog celebrations!   Go Bulldogs!!

Sincerely,

Kelly M. Zimmerman, Superintendent