Central Valley Assistant Superintendent Cynthia Stocker has been named the new superintendent at Stockbridge CSD. Mrs. Stocker will begin her new job in early October.
Mrs. Stocker began her career in Whitesboro as a special education teacher and later a kindergarten teacher. She came to Mohawk as the Director of Student Services and was later named high school principal. She was named assistant superintendent at Central Valley immediately after the merger in 2013.
Central Valley Superintendent Rich Hughes spoke highly of Mrs. Stocker, but acknowledged the challenge that lies ahead as she leaves.
“Over the past eight months, I have learned quite a bit about Central Valley and the communities it serves. One truth I’ve learned is that Central Valley has many great people dedicated to making a positive impact on our Thunder. When you have great people, others notice which sometimes results in losing some of those great people to other opportunities. This is the case with our current Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Cindy Stocker. Our loss is certainly Stockbridge Valley’s gain. While I am excited for her and enjoyed our time working together, her resignation will create a considerable hole that we must fill. As with any vacancy, we will search for the best candidate possible—someone who will add to our powerful team and help propel Central Valley to being the best school district, not just in Herkimer County, but in the Mohawk Valley,” he said.