New and familiar faces join GCSD administrative team
Updated Aug. 10, 2022 —
A slate of new permanent and interim administrators will join the Geneva City School District this summer.
Karen Fahy was appointed interim assistant superintendent for teaching and learning on an as needed basis. Fahy fills an anticipated vacancy as the current assistant superintendent, Tracy Marchionda, will retire in August. Fahy will be a familiar face to many, having worked as a teacher and administrator for 20 years in the district previously. She is currently director of Geneva 2030. Fahy has a doctorate in educational administration and a master’s in education and curriculum writing from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester, and a bachelor’s in English literature from the University of Rochester.
Erin Lamborn, currently middle school assistant principal, will take over as director of student services this month. Tonya Russell, who currently holds the post, has announced her departure for another district. Lamborn joined the district in 2021 and has a master’s in education, teaching students with disabilities, and inclusive education from Nazareth College and a bachelor’s in political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Lamborn will be assisted in the department by Bob Smith. Smith has been a district administrator since 2010. He has a master’s degree in education with an education administration concentration and a bachelor’s degree in education and special education K–12.
Christine Caluorie-Poles will take over as interim principal of North Street School for the 2022–23 school year. Caluorie-Poles is a retired administrator whose previous positions include principal of RISE Community School in Rochester. She has a master’s in educational administration from St. John Fisher and a master’s in elementary education from State University College at Brockport, as well as a bachelor’s in elementary education and Spanish K–12 from Nazareth College. Caluorie-Poles fills a vacancy left by Christine Taylor, who accepted a position in another district.
Tim Emery will serve as acting director of facilities, as needed. Emery was the director of that department until 2021, when he retired. Emery first joined the district in 2018. He fills a vacancy left by Bob Smith, who served in that role during the 2021–22 year.
Additionally, Aracelis Ayala, who was working part-time as the district’s director of dual language and equity and part-time as a North Street School assistant principal, is now a full-time North Street School assistant principal. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from St. John Fisher college, a master’s in bilingual education from the State University of New York at Brockport, and a bachelor’s in secondary education from the University of Puerto Rico. Ayala fills a vacancy left by Andraya Cutaia, who accepted a position outside the district this spring.