By Eugenia Moskowitz
Roy Reese, a retired superintendent of the Goshen school district, has been named interim superintendent of the Washingtonville Central School District while the search for a permanent superintendent continues in the wake of long-time superintendent Roberta Greene’s retirement, board president Bill Santos said at the school board meeting on March 14.
Reese has spent 52 years in public school education, 32 of them with the Goshen school district. He retired from being the Goshen high school principal in 1995, has been an adjunct at Mount Saint Mary for the past 21 years and still currently teaches in the undergraduate and graduate education programs, and has also been an interim high school principal in many area school districts.
Reese expressed happiness at coming to such a stable district and acknowledged Greene leaves some very big shoes to fill. “I am very impressed with what Robbie Greene has accomplished during her time here,” he said. “It’s a secure, exceptionally well run school district, with people who like and trust each other and whose major focus is doing what’s best for the students. The teachers, administrators, and support staff truly understand their jobs.”
Reese officially started on March 15 and will perform his duties until a permanent superintendent is found. The search has been opened up again, with applications being accepted until the end of April.