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Sherman Central School superintendent resigning to take Randolph district job

May 5, 2016
By Katrina Fuller ( , Westfield Republican

SHERMAN - Kaine Kelly, current Sherman Central School District superintendent, is looking forward as he heads in a new direction, but will not forget the community he is leaving behind.

At a recent Randolph Central School District Board of Education meeting, Kelly was unanimously approved as Randolph Central School District's new superintendent.

While Kelly said he is excited for the new opportunities at Randolph, he still holds Sherman Central School in his highest regards.

"It was with a heavy heart I announced I was leaving Sherman. I've been there for 10 years, and I'm so thankful for all the opportunities I had," Kelly said. "I still firmly believe that the district is one of the hidden gems of Western New York. I'm excited for the opportunity at Randolph, but it is a little bittersweet because Sherman is a great place and I really do love the people there, especially the students."

He said when he first decided to pursue the opportunity at Randolph Central School District, he was in communication with the board of education.

Currently, he said the board is working on a plan of succession.

Kelly said the opportunity to shift gears and explore the possibility of a new position was due in part to his children.

"My oldest son is in fourth grade and my youngest is in second grade. I figured if I was going to make a move, I should do it now," he said, adding transitions in middle school and high school can be more difficult for a family. "I thought the transition would be fairly smooth, and I knew it wouldn't be a major culture shock to me going to a place like this."

Kelly said he will miss the students, the staff, board of education members and the community as he departs.

"The board of education is incredibly progressive, and the kids are some of the hardest working and most dedicated," he said, adding he doesn't believe his departure will change any of the good work that has been done at Sherman. "I think it's important that the people know that their mission and vision hasn't changed."

Kelly said he will remain at Sherman Central School District for the remainder of the school year.



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