Board of Education appoints Dr. Krislynn Dengler as next superintendent

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Dr. Krislynn Dengler will begin as Glens Falls City Schools Superintendent on July 1, 2022

The Glens Falls City School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Krislynn Dengler as the next superintendent of schools. Dr. Dengler was appointed at a special board meeting on April 5 and will start on July 1.

Board of Education President Tim Graham shared, “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Dengler to Glens Falls. Her significant expertise in curriculum and instruction, partnered with her school leadership experience, will be a great fit for our students, staff, and community as we work towards our district’s goals. We remain focused on offering high-quality academic programs, helping all students reach their full potential, utilizing technology to succeed in a changing world, and developing life-long learning and civic duty.”

Dr. Dengler has served as superintendent for South Kortright Central School District since 2019, and was principal for six years prior. She began her career as an elementary school teacher at Roxbury Central School followed by eight years at Andes Central School as the reading specialist, academic supervisor, and assistant superintendent. After her time at Andes, Dr. Dengler was the high school principal at Walton Central School prior to moving to South Kortright. Additionally, Dr. Dengler is an adjunct professor of literacy education at State University of New York at Oneonta. Dr. Dengler will be the first female superintendent in Glens Falls.

“I am thrilled to join GF Nation,” said Dr. Dengler. “I especially love the pride the community has for its school. While visiting the district, I saw so many caring individuals in each of the buildings, friendly and respectful students, and robust engagement during the interviews. I look forward to bringing my experience and enthusiasm to the team and continuing the great work at Glens Falls.”

The Board of Education worked with Mike Ford as its search consultant and began the process in January with a community survey. More than 570 survey responses were received that helped guide the Board in its search. A strong response of 23 applications were received for the position, and 11 of those were advanced through the screening process to interviews. The final three candidates each spent a full day in Glens Falls with a district tour, stakeholder committee meetings, and final interviews with the Board of Education. The stakeholder committee members included teachers, students, administrators, parents, and community members, and were selected in consultation with the Board of Education, Glens Falls Teachers Association, Glens Falls Secretaries Association, Glens Falls Administrators Association, CSEA, and Glens Falls Support Staff Association.

“The quantity and quality of the applications received was fantastic and reinforced Glens Falls City Schools’ reputation for attracting and retaining great faculty and staff,” said Jeremy Deason, Board of Education vice president. “We appreciate the district’s involvement throughout the process and the participation by the stakeholder committee members, including the student representatives. Each finalist complimented the groups’ friendly welcome and dedication to the task at hand.”

Dr. Dengler earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in reading education from State University of New York at Oneonta. She earned her doctorate in educational theory and practice from Binghamton University. She also holds a certificate of advanced study in educational administration from Capella University.

Dr. Dengler will succeed Paul Jenkins, who has served as superintendent of schools since 2011 and is retiring at the end of June.