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Meet CVA Assistant Principal Jeremy Kozak

Photo of Jeremy KozakHi! My name is Jeremy Kozak. I am the new CVA Assistant Principal.

What do you like best about what you do?

The ability to make a difference in someone’s life. A few people in my life did that for me and I aim to return the favor.

What event here at Central Valley CSD has made/makes a difference to you personally and in your career?

Being offered the opportunity to be an Assistant Principal in the district.

Where are you involved outside of school and what do you like best about it?

I work with my friend’s MMA club, UCA, in the Fitness Mill in New York Mills. I used to coach football and wrestling so UCA allows me to keep contact with some of my old wrestlers and still stay somewhat active in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.

What former jobs have you held?

Athletic director, special education teacher, mason, construction worker, personal trainer, camp counselor

Where were you educated?

New Hartford High School and then Hamilton College

Where have you lived?

Utica and New Hartford

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

Climb a mountain, camp in the middle of nowhere or see a concert

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

Narrative autobiography of Frederick Douglas

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

John Browns Body, 311, The Sword, Credence Clearwater Revival, Iron and Wine, Terry Reid, Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, and a billion other bands. Good music is good music.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

TV Show: Hell on Wheels
Movie: Donnie Darko
Actor: Anything with Christian Bale

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Anywhere but Canada …I was left there on a Spring Break trip an hour and a half north of Montreal. Nowhere too hot though; I hate the heat.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I’m an amateur horticulturist and I am teaching myself how to play the drums.