WAYLAND — Following an administrative shake-up, Wayland-Cohocton schools are beginning to settle on a permanent leadership team.
At its Nov. 19 meeting, the Wayland-Cohocton Board of Education appointed Eileen Feinman as Superintendent of Schools effective Nov. 27. Mrs. Feinman has been a member of the Wayland-Cohocton family for 20 years. Prior to coming to the District as the CSE/CPSE Chairperson, Mrs. Feinman was a school psychologist. From 2001 to 2015, she was Middle School Principal. She then served as the High School Principal for three years before being appointed as Interim Superintendent this summer.
“Mrs. Feinman’s commitment to the district, duration of service and active involvement in the community are incredible assets to Wayland-Cohocton,” said President Mark Perkins. “Her professionalism and willingness to look for creative solutions have opened doors for Wayland-Cohocton students. The Board is pleased to have this opportunity to continue to work with her. Mrs. Feinman was a positive influence in our middle school and that culture continued when she moved to our high school. Now she has the opportunity influence every student in our district”
In addition to Mrs. Feinman’s appointment, a number of other administrative changes have also occurred in the District. Jason Oliver, formerly Cohocton Elementary Principal, now serves as Middle School Principal. Mr. Oliver began teaching in the Rochester City School District followed by three years of teaching primary students at Dansville Central School where he was also a literacy coach. Prior to that position, Mr. Oliver served as the Principal of the kindergarten through sixth grade building in the Jasper-Troupsburg District. He has been a member of the Wayland-Cohocton team for three years.
Wendi Snyder is currently Middle School Assistant Principal Intern. For 12 years, she taught fifth and sixth grade students as a special education teacher at Wayland-Cohocton. She is currently in the Educational Administration Program at SUNY Brockport and will complete the program at the end of the summer. Mrs. Snyder was instrumental as part of the team that launched the successful Academy program at WC High School.
“The Board feels strongly in utilizing the incredible staff we currently have to fill these important leadership roles. Each will provide continuity, expertise and the strong commitment to our district we are looking for,” added Mark Perkins.