Meet Our Principals

Principal Thomas Fyvie

New Iroquois principal outside smiling at
(518) 377-2233

I am honored and grateful to serve in my role as principal of Iroquois Middle School. I take great pride in supporting the students, staff and families of the Iroquois community. I, along with all of the staff at Iroquois, am committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all of our students daily and to fostering an environment where all students feel welcomed, supported, and comfortable in our school environment. My educational philosophy focuses on building and strengthening the relationships between our staff at Iroquois and our students, families, and the greater Niskayuna community. With these strong stakeholder relationships, we can build upon and expand the success for our Iroquois Middle School students.

Before coming to Iroquois Middle School, I served as a building administrator in Scotia-Glenville for 14 years. During that time, I served as the assistant principal and Director of Guidance (grades 6-12), dean of students and interim middle school assistant principal. Previously I served as a teacher and instructional coach in Schenectady City Schools. During my time in education, I have worked in settings that served students from pre-K through high school.

Assistant Principal Christopher Adamek
Assistant Principal Christopher Adamek(518) 377-2233

I joined Niskayuna in July 2022 as Assistant Principal at Iroquois Middle School. This is my tenth year working in middle-level education, with an additional six years spent teaching in the elementary setting.

Prior to joining the Iroquois team, I worked in Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District where I served as middle school assistant principal. At Scotia Glenville Middle School, I taught as a special education teacher for six years and worked as an elementary classroom teacher at the Schenectady City School District. At WSWHE BOCES I taught the Gifted and Talented Young Scholars program for two years.

I obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology at Marist College, where I was also a scholar student-athlete, and earned my Master’s in Education at the University of New England.

My approach centers on educating and supporting the whole child through the work of each staff member who interacts with our students. I greatly enjoy both the unique opportunity and challenges of middle-level education and seeing students grow into their identity during this time.

I hope to be a strong partner for our families and students and continue the long tradition of success at Niskayuna and Iroquois Middle School.

Please feel free to contact me at or 518-377-2233 ext. 19717.