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District appoints new assistant superintendent

Posted Tuesday, June 16, 2020 —


Tracy Marchionda will take over as the Geneva City School District’s new assistant superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Accountability.


Mrs. Marchionda, the district’s director of Innovative Programming and Multilanguage Learners, replaces Kevin Whitaker, assistant superintendent of School Improvement and Accountability. Mr. Whitaker accepted a position as superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools starting July 1. Mrs. Marchionda has been with the district since 2011, serving for two and a half years as principal of North Street School before moving to her current post at District Office.


“Tracy has a deep understanding of curriculum and instruction,” said Superintendent Trina Newton, adding Mrs. Marchionda has worked closely with Mr. Whitaker for several years. “She’s been with us for nearly a decade and is an integral member of our administrative team. Her experience and familiarity with the work of that office and the district as a whole make her a natural fit for assistant superintendent.”


“I am honored and excited to continue working with the students, families and educators of Geneva in this new capacity,” Mrs. Marchionda said. “I am looking forward to continuing the good work of Trina and Kevin, as well as supporting Dr. Garcia in her transition into the district and as she leads us forward.”


Ms. Newton recommended Mrs. Marchionda’s appointment after conversations with the board of education and the district’s incoming superintendent, Patricia Garcia. “Mr. Whitaker is leaving on June 30, and we all felt it was extremely important to have his successor in place as soon as possible,” Ms. Newton explained. “Kevin’s office handles both grants and curriculum development, and a great deal of that work happens during the summer—it’s pivotal, foundational work. Moving Tracy into that office from July 1 will ensure a smooth transition.”