Binghamton to Vote on New Superintendent

By Suzanne Proulx

October 16, 2012 Updated Oct 16, 2012 at 6:26 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton City School District Board of Education is expected to vote on hiring a new superintendent on Tuesday evening.

According to the Board of Education, after an extensive search that netted 18 applicants, the board has selected Dr. Marion H. Martinez, a former superintendent and administrator with the State Department of Education in Connecticut.

If the BOE votes in favor of Dr. Martinez, she will begin working on January 2, 2013.

She would replace Dr. Peggy Wozniak, who is retiring January 1 after being superintendent for almost 10 years.

“Dr. Martinez will bring what the Board of Education feels are essential qualities to lead our district,” said Maura Kammerman, Board of Education president at Binghamton. “She is communicative, a visionary, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which we feel confident will assist our district in moving forward using the solid foundation built under the leadership of Dr. Wozniak.”

Dr. Martinez attended the University of Hartford in Connecticut where she earned her doctoral degree in educational leadership.

She holds an SAS certificate and SDA certificate from the State University of New York at Albany, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, according to the City of Binghamton BOE.

Dr. Martinez most recently worked as the associate commissioner for teaching, learning and instructional leadership for the Department of Education in Connecticut.

The board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the third-floor board room at the Columbus School, 164 Hawley St., Binghamton.