At the January 6, 2022 meeting of the Board of Education, District Superintendent Perry T. Dewey’s retirement decision was accepted. According to Dewey, the resignation for retirement follows his personal plans to spend more time with family, “I have served the educational community for over 42 years. My values and my character motivated me to invest most of my time and energies impacting the many young people we serve. I celebrate the support of my board members, staff, and my peers who became my strong community. It is bitter sweet to depart from a career I love so much,” said Dewey.
At the staff assembly held on January 7th, Dewey explained the transition and future plans by saying, “I will remain in my position until the end of the 2021-22 school year.” The Board of Education will be retaining Mr. Dewey’s services as the Interim Chief Officer of Operations following his retirement for a few months. “The opportunity will allow me to further support the transition to a new District Superintendent,” said Dewey.
According to Vanessa Warren, President of the Board of Education, the process to select a replacement follows a comprehensive plan, “New York State will complete a study that determines the best resources to maintain organizational functions. One of the challenges is that there are currently four District Superintendents retiring including Mr. Dewey, therefore impacting the timeline,” said Warren.
According to Dewey, the search process will be led by Educational Consultant, Alan D. Pole. “Mr. Pole is a friend of this organization. He served DCMO BOCES as a District Superintendent for many years, impacting the organization’s growth and progress. I am so pleased with the board’s choice to work with Mr. Pole,” said Dewey.
“We benefited from the strategic planning and passion for educational excellence from Mr. Dewey’s work with the BOCES. We look forward to recruiting a good candidate that can build on the foundation and the progress we had with Mr. Dewey,” said Warren.