The North Colonie Central School District Board of Education intends to appoint James Wager the next Shaker High School Principal at a special meeting on Thursday, June 24. Mr. Wager currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Title Grants and District/School Accountability at the Gloversville Enlarged School District.
There were a number of strong applicants for the position. The district conducted a thorough interview process which included a committee of more than 30 individuals, involving parents, students, high school teachers, support staff members, instructional support administrators and building and district administrators.
“I’d like to thank all of the exceptionally qualified candidates for their interest in this position,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph Corr. “I would also like to thank the committee for all the time they devoted to providing thoughtful, insightful feedback on the candidates.”
As the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Title Grants and District/School Accountability, Mr. Wager was involved in all aspects of K-12 curriculum and instruction, assisted with supervision of building principals and oversaw and coordinated the design and development of the districts’ long-range curriculum plan.
Prior to being the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Title Grants and District/School Accountability, Mr. Wager served as the Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction & Title Grants at Gloversville. He previously served as the Rensselaer Park Elementary School Principal and the Instructional Coordinator for Grades 9-12 at Lansingburgh High School.
Mr. Wager will succeed Richard Murphy who served as principal since 2006 and announced his retirement earlier this school year. Mr. Wager will begin his new role later this summer.
“The district is excited to welcome Jim to Shaker High School,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph Corr. “He provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. I cannot wait for him to get started and meet the wonderful members of our school community.”