Message from Superintendent Kathleen Skeals

Dear Families,

As we prepare to go on April break, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for your partnership in education. These first two months in my role as superintendent have been an opportunity for me to learn more about the North Colonie community from a new and different vantage point. Your support and engagement have been invaluable in helping me better understand the needs of our community.

I know that the past few years have been a time of anxiety and uncertainty for many families, and I want to assure you that your concerns as well as your hopes for your children are at the forefront of my mind as we continue to strive to provide the best educational environment possible for all of our students. We remain committed to promoting equity in all areas of our district. We recognize that every student has unique gifts and needs, and we are dedicated to ensuring that all students have access to the opportunities, resources, and support they need to succeed. As a school district and community, our priorities remain centered on meeting the needs of all students, including their academic needs as well as their social-emotional well being.

As we return to the last quarter of the year, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or principal if you or your child is in need of any assistance. I am most grateful for the knowledge, expertise, and dedication that our faculty, staff, and administration bring to their work each day. They are the heart of our district, and their commitment to our students is inspiring.  In word and deed, they show up to make a difference and they are here for you.

Thank you for your continued support and for the trust that you have placed in our district. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you in supporting the success of our students. I hope that you have a restful and rejuvenating April break, and I look forward to continuing to work together to support the success of all of our North Colonie students.


Kathleen Skeals