Updated 10/16/2012 10:49 PM
Binghamton chooses new superintendent
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The Binghamton Board of Education has chosen a new Superintendent.
The decision comes on the heels of current Superintendent, Dr. Peggy Wozniak, announcing her retirement effective January 1st. Wozniak has been the district’s superintendent for 10 years.
After an extensive search to fill the position, the board decided on Dr. Marion Martinez. They voted on a resolution to hire her Tuesday night.
Board members say they’re sad to see Wozniak leave, but happy to find someone they feel is the perfect fit for the position.
"She’s extremely personable. I think she’s bright and forward thinking. I think that’s what we need. Obviously Dr. Wozniak has done a wonderful job and we’re sorry to see her go, but we’re wishing her a happy retirement. But we feel confident Dr. Martinez can step in and pick up where Dr. Wozniak left off," said Maura Kammerman, Binghamton Board of Education President.
Martinez was one of 18 candidates for the job.