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DCSD Welcomes New Superintendent

DCSD Welcomes New Superintendent
Barbara Pamper

The Dansville Board of Education is proud to announce the appointment of Kelly Zimmerman as the District's next Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1. Following a rigorous selection process, Mrs. Zimmerman emerged as the standout candidate to lead Dansville Central Schools into the next chapter of academic excellence and community engagement.

Mary Ann Holden, Board President, expressed the Board's confidence in Mrs. Zimmerman, stating, "Selecting a Superintendent of Schools is, perhaps, the most important decision a school board makes.  Mrs. Zimmerman stood out as the best fit for Dansville.  She is fully aware of the challenges facing our District and is ready to tackle them head on."

With over 26 years of experience in education and a comprehensive background in district leadership, Mrs. Zimmerman brings a wealth of expertise to her new role.  Currently she is serving as Superintendent of Schools at Delaware Academy Central School District in Delhi, New York.  Mrs. Zimmerman has demonstrated a commitment to fostering collaborative student-focused cultures of continuous improvement.

During her tenure at Delaware Academy, Mrs. Zimmerman spearheaded various initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning experiences and improving district operations.  Notable achievements include leading capital projects to advance STEM education, performing arts, and safety measures, as well as implementing the District's UPK program and also promoting inclusive playgrounds.

Mrs. Zimmerman's dedication to program development at the secondary level resulted in commendations such as NYSED Seals of Biliteracy and Civic Readiness, expanded pathways to graduation, and community-based internships for seniors.  Under her leadership, Delaware Academy was recognized as a National School of Distinction for its outstanding support of student mental health and career pathways.

Beyond her administrative roles, Mrs. Zimmerman is actively involved in educational advocacy and leadership development at both the state and local levels.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rural Schools Association of NYS and as President of the DCMO BOCES Superintendents' Association.  Additionally, she is a leadership coach for school administrators and an advocate for rural schools and communities through various organizations.

Expressing her enthusiasm for the opportunity to lead Dansville Central Schools, Mrs. Zimmerman stated, "I'm honored to have been selected as the next superintendent for Dansville Central Schools.  I am looking forward to returning to the region I consider home and joining a supportive community that put students first."

Mrs. Zimmerman holds a Master of Science degree at the specialist level in School Psychology from RIT, as well as in Educational Administration from Niagara University.  She is certified as a School Building and School District Leader in New York State and has completed the NYS Superintendents' Development Program through SUNY Oswego.

The Dansville Board of Education was assisted in the search process by Kevin Mac Donald, District Superintendent of Genesee Valley BOCES.

For more information, please contact:

Mary Ann Holden

School Board President

Dansville Central Schools


See Interim Superintendent Thomas Kopp's Welcome on the Superintendent's Corner of the DCSD Website