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Board of Education Names Cindy Flowers as Superintendent

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Geneseo BOE Names Flowers as Superintendent

Geneseo, New York, May 6, 2019 - The Geneseo Central School District’s Board of Education has named Ms. Cindy Flowers as the district’s next Superintendent, with a starting date of July 1.

“The Board of Education is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Cindy Flowers to become our next Superintendent. This comes after an extensive search and then interview process that included 55 faculty, staff, administrators, students and community members. We are grateful for the time and thoughtful remarks provided to us by all of these constituent groups. We spent many hours reviewing each and every one of these documents, including comment cards provided to us after the community forums. The seven members of the Board know how important this decision is to our community. We spent a lot of time reflecting upon and discussing all of the interviews we had with the candidates as well as the other input provided to us. We unanimously and strongly feel that Cindy is the right choice to lead our district into the future. Her intimate knowledge of our district as one of our administrators, her commitment to our students and community, and passion to work diligently to see our district become a beacon of educational excellence in our state convinced us that she is the right person for this vital position. We look forward to working with her to ensure the success of all of our children in their academic pursuits and life goals, whatever they may be in, this ever changing world of ours.” said Jennifer Mehlenbacher, Geneseo Central School District’s Board President.

Flowers presently serves as the Special Education Administrator for Geneseo Central School District (CSD), where she is responsible for the development, coordination and supervision for students with disabilities, including all-related service needs for programming. Her work includes improved special education programming to bolster student achievement in order to graduate with a Regents and/or Local diploma. She also worked to develop cohesive programming for in-service needs for students with Autism. From 2005 until 2008, she served as Principal of Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School, with a student population of over 600 students. She was the Director of Special Education at Wayland-Cohocton CSD from 2001-2002. Flowers started her career in education in 1999 as a school psychologist at Wayland-Cohocton CSD.

“It is a great honor to be chosen as the next Superintendent at Geneseo Central School. Geneseo is an excellent school district that I am looking forward to leading. I am excited to work collaboratively with the Board of Education, Geneseo Central School staff and community in my new role,” Flowers said. “Perhaps most important to me personally, is to have the opportunity to continue to work with the wonderful students in our district."

Flowers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Alfred University and a Master of Educational Administration degree from The College at Brockport. She earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology from Alfred University and has two permanent New York Certifications, as a School Psychologist and a School District Administrator.

Flowers will replace Timothy Hayes who announced his plans to retire earlier this year. Hayes’ career spans 37 years in education and includes his service to Geneseo CS, where he has served for 13 years as the Superintendent of Schools.

Kevin MacDonald, District Superintendent of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, acted as the search consultant and noted that the search process was a true collaboration between the Board of Education, district staff and community.

Cindy with family