A message for the Otselic Valley Central School District community from new Interim Supertindent, Mr. Grayson Stevens.
I am Gray Stevens and I will be with you as Interim Superintendent through the end of June as the Otselic Valley School District conducts a search for a new Superintendent to replace Dan Henner. I am genuinely pleased to be here.
By way of introduction, I began working in education in 1973 as a guidance counselor in Canastota, NY, then Chittenango, South New Berlin and finally, Oxford. In 1987 Oxford Academy gave me the opportunity to become Middle School principal and, then, in 1994, because they were not sure what to do with me, they made me Superintendent. I retired in June of 2005 and in July went back to work as Interim Superintendent at Bainbridge-Guilford. Since that time I have had the good fortune to be an interim in four other school districts and the DCMO BOCES. When not involved in an interim position I am a practicing grandfather, traveler, nonprofit volunteer and home renovator.
I believe in the concept of team…working together we accomplish more than each of us working solo. I believe in communication and transparency…keeps the air clear. I believe we need to respect each other and I value civility.
Finally, I bleed Syracuse Orange. I am a New York Giant. I love the Chicago Cubs. I believe hotdogs are a gourmet meal. I believe my wife is loveliest person I ever met. I believe education can change a life and I believe we are going to have a great rest of the year.