Message to the Community: Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., Accepts Position with New Hartford School District

To the Niskayuna Community,

It is with mixed emotions that I share with you the news that I have decided to accept a position as Superintendent of the New Hartford Central School District. I informed the Board of Education of this tonight, and will start there in the fall. I was not actively seeking other employment, but this opportunity came along and, after careful reflection, I decided that this was best for me and my family. 

This does not make leaving Niskayuna any easier. In addition to the progress that we made together in that time, I have personally enjoyed working with all of you – outstanding students, faculty and staff, caring and committed families, and a community that supports and values education. I also deeply believe that we are headed in the right direction as a school system when you consider the exciting capital project, our equity and anti-racism work, and ongoing efforts to advance our program and increase support for students. This is all a credit to the work of hundreds of stakeholders.

I will be here until early October and there is much work to be accomplished between now and then. This includes preparing for a strong start to the 2021-22 school year and keeping the capital project planning on track. I am fully committed to this work and continued collaboration with all of you.

I want to say a special thank you to our Board of Education members, past and present. Niskayuna is fortunate to have board members who are forward-looking and always thinking about what’s best for our community and our students. 

Thank you again for your partnership.

Cosimo