SV superintendent to retire

By Haley Burton

SV superintendent to retire

July 10, 2014 Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM EST

Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Susquehanna Valley Central School District Superintendent Gerardo Tagliaferri will retire after 27 years with the district.

Taligaferri's retirement is effective November 1, according to Jim Hull with the district.

He began his education career as a teacher in the Binghamton City School District.

In a news release, Tagliaferri said, “It has always been my goal as an educator to provide leadership in doing what is best for kids and for the organization for which I’ve served. It is my hope that over my career, I have positively impacted both."

At a special meeting February 11, the SV Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to accept his retirement resignation.

His excellent leadership and determination have led us through some very difficult economic times, and two devastating floods, which impacted so many in our community,” said Suzanne Vimislik, President of the Board of Education. “During his tenure, Mr. Tagliaferri has forged a sound and stable financial and educational environment in which we continue to move forward to face continued challenges. His exemplary work ethic, skills and devotion to our district are evident in all areas of our programming, personnel and the quality of education in Susquehanna Valley.

The SV Board of Education, along with Broome-Tioga BOCES Superintendent Allen Buyck, are searching for a new superintendent.