Finalists selected in Holley school superintendent search

By on June 4, 2018

The Holley Central School District Board of Education has chosen three finalists for the district’s next top administrator. The finalists are:

Frank Bai-Rossi

Frank Bai-Rossi

Frank Bai-Rossi is the principal of the Midlakes Middle and High School in the Phelps-Clifton Springs School District. He previously served as an assistant principal at Penfield High School for seven years. Prior to becoming an administrator. Bai-Rossi began his career in education at Hillside Children’s Center as a special education teacher. He spent the first eight years of his public-school career working as a special education teacher in the Greece Central School District. While in Greece, Bai-Rossi served as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) to help implement a Small Learning Community Grant and provide professional development. Bai-Rossi received a master of science in education from Nazareth College and a master of science in educational administration from Canisius College. He completed the Superintendent Development Program through SUNY Oswego and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Alfred University. Bai-Rossi is married and has three children; he is an avid golfer and a die-hard Bills fan.

 

Brian Bartalo

Brian Bartalo

Brian Bartalo is currently the principal and International Baccalaureate Head of School at Hilton High School, a post he has held since 2005. From 1999 until 2005, Bartalo was an assistant principal at Hilton High School. Prior to that, he served for one year as the dean of students at Hilton High School. In 1988, Bartalo began his teaching career as a special education teacher at Merton Williams Middle School in the Hilton Central School District, where he taught and coached until 1998. Bartalo holds a bachelor of science in education from SUNY Buffalo State, a master of science in education from Syracuse University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education Administration from The College at Brockport. He is also the director of the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp, a camp for children with special needs. Bartalo and his wife Marcia, a counselor at Brockport High School, live in Brockport and have two sons, Jakob, 23 and Nathaniel, 20.

Dr. Anthony Cook

Dr. Anthony Cook

Dr. Anthony Cook – A life-long Rochester resident, Dr. Anthony Cook has served area schools as a teacher, coach, mentor and administrator for 14 years. Since 2013, Cook has held the position of superintendent for the 18 Diocese of Rochester Schools, serving 3,400 students. Cook oversees schools located in Auburn, Avon, Brighton, Canandaigua, Charlotte, Chili, Corning, Geneva, Greece, Elmira, Horseheads, Irondequoit, Penfield, Penn Yan, Pittsford, Rochester, and Webster. Prior to being selected as superintendent, Cook was the principal at Seton Catholic School, located in Brighton. As the instructional leader, he established processes for curriculum development and managed capital improvement projects, including a state-of-the-art science classroom. Cook is a certified New York State Administrator and Teacher, holding a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester’s Warner School, a master of arts in educational administration from the University of Notre Dame, a master of science in education from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and a bachelor of arts in political science from SUNY Geneseo. He lives in North Greece with his wife, Amy, and two daughters, Leah and Nora.

“Our Board is delighted with the qualified candidates we’ve selected to be finalists,” said Board President Brenda Swanger.

“In keeping with Holley’s focus on instilling a passion for lifelong learning, the members of the Board of Education have been diligent in their efforts to choose a new leader for their administration,” said Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES District Superintendent and Search Consultant Jo Anne Antonacci. “The Board will continue its commitment to soliciting feedback from Holley district staff and residents in the final stages of this process.”

Any questions regarding the superintendent search process should be directed to District Superintendent and Search Consultant Jo Anne L. Antonacci at 352-2411 or jantonac@monroe2boces.org.

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