The East Irondequoit Board of Education is pleased to announce that Mary Grow has been named Interim Superintendent for the district. Ms. Grow will fill the vacancy created when Superintendent Susan Allen retires December 31, after serving since 2005. Ms. Grow has served as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction since 2015. “I’m very excited at the opportunity the board has given me,” she said. “I’m looking forward to working with, and for, the staff, students and community to continue making East Irondequoit a great place to learn, work and live.” Ms. Grow began her career in the district in 2002 as a social studies teacher at Eastridge High School. After five years in that position, she moved into the role of assistant principal for a year before taking over as principal. Under her leadership, Eastridge implemented a number of programs vital to fostering student growth and success. Among these are the International Baccalaureate Programme, Project Lead the Way, AVID and after school tutoring for students. Eastridge earned national recognition from both Newsweek Magazine and the Washington Post as one of the best high schools in the United States. After serving as principal from 2008‐2014, she moved to Central Office as the Director of Secondary Education before being promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. Ms. Grow received her BA from Niagara University and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Roberts Wesleyan. She also received her Administrative Certification from the State University of New York at Brockport. Ms. Grow’s interim appointment is for one year, beginning on January 1, 2019.