Superintendent of Schools Named - Congratulations Mr. Colosi

Memorandum

To:      All Oxford Academy & Central School Community Members
From: Julie Gates, President
          Oxford Academy Board of Education
Date:   May 20, 2024
Re:      Superintendent Selection 

On behalf of the Oxford Academy Board of Education, I am very pleased to inform you that on May 15, 2024, the Board agreed to offer Mr. Nicholas Colosi the position as our new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Colosi is currently the Superintendent of Schools in the Afton Central School District, Afton, NY.  Pending the successful negotiation of a contract, the Board will make a formal appointment at an upcoming Board of Education meeting.  It is anticipated that he will assume the position on or about July 1, 2024.     

The Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank those members of the school community and employees that provided feedback to the Board during this process as it helped inform the Board of the qualities and characteristics demanded of our next superintendent.  Rest assured, we have found them in Mr. Colosi.  We look forward to your anticipated support of our new superintendent and the start of Nick Colosi’s work in Oxford!
 
 


Mr. Nicholas A. Colosi is a passionate educator with a steadfast commitment to fostering excellence and equity in education. With over two decades of experience in education, the last ten in leadership roles, Mr. Colosi brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and innovation to his role as Superintendent of Schools. Prior to assuming his current position as the Superintendent of the Afton Central Schools, he worked in the Sherburne-Earlville CSD for eight years as a Principal and Assistant Principal. Prior to this, he was a teacher with the Tully CSD, teaching grades 6-12 in the science field. Mr. Colosi has spearheaded initiatives to enhance academic rigor, promote student-centered learning, and close achievement gaps. His visionary leadership and collaborative approach resulted in notable improvements in student outcomes and teacher effectiveness. He holds NYS certifications as a School District Leader, School District Business Leader and School Building Leader.
 
Mr. Colosi’s priorities and approach focus on being student-centered, promoting collaboration, and providing clear and transparent communication. He is grounded in building relationships with all stakeholders to create an inclusive, welcoming environment for all, always working with an open-door policy. With over ten years of leadership experience, mostly in Chenango County, he is attune to the needs of the area, the resources available, and methods that promote resolve, growth, and positive change.
 
Mr. Colosi lives locally in Norwich, NY, with his wife Kelly, and two daughters Emma (ninth grade) and Abby (seventh grade). He loves spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and contributing to the community. He has served on the United Way of Mid Rural New York Board and Finance committee for many years, is a member of the SUNY Morrisville Advisory Council, a former Rotary member, and volunteers for numerous local groups.

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