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Susan Allen Announces Retirement

Susan Allen, the Superintendent of the East Irondequoit Central School District, has announced that she will be retiring effective January 1, 2019.

Mrs. Allen has been with the district since 2005, making her one of the longest serving superintendents in Monroe County.

During that time the district has undergone major changes, including emerging as a regional leader in terms of digital education. EICSD has been recognized by a number of national organizations, including the League of Innovative Schools, and has been at the forefront of developing new ways to teach and to learn thanks in large part to implementing a 1:1 initiative which provides every student with an iPad or laptop.

Academically, the district is one of only a handful in the nation with every building authorized as International Baccalaureate World Schools. It also has implemented the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program at the Middle School and Eastridge High School. AVID classes at the high school have a college acceptance rate of 100% over the last two years and the middle school has been designated as the only AVID demonstration school in New York.

In addition, the district has undergone major physical improvements through a series of capital improvement projects which have provided the students and community with state of the art facilities. She also led the way in establishing the district’s own transportation department, reducing costs and providing a source of revenue.

Prior to coming to East Irondequoit Mrs. Allen served in a number of administrative roles in suburban school districts including five years as assistant superintendent for instruction in Hilton from 2000-2005 and in the same position at Palmyra-Macedon from 1995-2000. She served as a middle school principal in Clarence and in Palmyra-Macedon and as an assistant principal at the Albion Middle School. She began her career in education as a reading teacher with the Bloomfield Central School District.

“When I came to East Irondequoit, I could never have imagined the transformation this district would undergo. Even with all the changes, one thing has remained the same, the incredible dedication and commitment shown by everyone here to make sure each and every student is provided with the best opportunity to succeed,” said Mrs. Allen.

“There is so much that I will miss being a part of, but am confident that the future holds great things for our schools and our students.”