New Principal at L.A. Webber Middle-High School

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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New Principal at L.A. Webber Middle-High School

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 19, 2011 at 2:20 PM EDT

Lyndonville, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The Lyndonville Board of Education has appointed Aaron Slack as the new Principal of L.A. Webber Middle-High School.

Slack, who started in the District on July 18, brings 10 years of administrative experience at the building and district level, as well as five years of classroom experience. He replaces Dr. Kathryn Colicchio

Prior to coming to Lyndonville, Slack served as assistant principal in the Alternative Education Program at Monroe #1 BOCES. He has also worked as district director of technology for Harrison Central Schools in Westchester County, and as middle school principal and assistant principal in the Greece Central School District, where he also served as director of Library Media.

“I have every confidence that Aaron’s professionalism and personal integrity, vision and energy will quickly earn the respect of our students, staff and community,” said Lyndonville Central School District’s Interim Superintendent Thomas Cox. “I believe that Aaron will continue with the philosophy of ‘whatever it takes’ to help students and teachers learn at the highest level possible.”

Slack said he enjoys interacting with students, and helping influence their thinking around the choices they make.

“I’m a big believer in teaching behaviors and modeling them, and it’s very rewarding to see the results when students respond,” Slack said.

Slack said the community has made the commitment to 21st century learning in terms of building their infrastructure.

“We live in a world where students are competing with their peers across the globe, not just across the country, and our students are wired and prepared to be competitive in that world,” said Slack.

Among his top priorities in Lyndonville are building relationships and supporting teachers.

“I think modeling lifelong learning is important and it just encourages constant improvement, so I want to create a climate where it’s acceptable to take risks and be innovative,” Slack said.

Monroe #1 BOCES District Superintendent Daniel White said Slack did an outstanding job as an assistant principal at Monroe #1 BOCES.

“His vast administrative experience and skill was an asset to our entire organization,” said White. “I know he will continue to be very successful at Lyndonville.”

Slack is a certified English teacher and a Medina native. He lives with in West Irondequoit with his wife, Andrea, and their daughter. Slack is currently pursuing his Doctorate at the University of Rochester.