BCSD Superintendent Wozniak Retires

By Adam Chick

BCSD Superintendent Wozniak Retires

May 18, 2012 Updated May 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM EDT

After 10 years leading the Binghamton City School District, Superintendent Peggy Wozniak will retire.

Originally Dr. Peggy Wozniak had planned to retire this August, but decided to stay on a little longer because she didn't want to burden the district with a new superintendent search when there's still flood recovery needs.

Improving scores on state assessments has always been one of the priorities for this superintendent. She says it's been hard to meet the requirements at times but she's pleased with the progress made during her 10 years leading the city school district.

"It's challenging. We have a diverse district. We have greater accountability than in previous. All schools do. So that is the biggest challenge for us right now but we're working hard toward improving that and making growth," said Wozniak.

Dr. Wozniak has a full plate leading up to her retirement in January of next year. Her main focus will be on rebuilding Macarther Elementary School which was destroyed by the flood.

She also has to find new principals for Binghamton High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary.

The superintendent is very fond of the Binghamton area and has no immediate plans to leave after retirement.

The Binghamton School Board will meet next Tuesday night to begin discussion on a search for a replacement.