Wheeler to head Bainbridge-Guilford

Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District appointed Donald Wheeler, EdD, its next superintendent of schools last night.

The meeting was announced to the school staff via an unsigned memo from board president Charles A. Blincoe on Thursday afternoon and an agenda (pdf only) was also posted on the school website that afternoon. The name of the candidate does not appear on the agenda, which was the only document available to members of the public at or before the meeting.

Blincoe said the board chose Wheeler because his vision corresponded to the board’s. Blincoe did not provide any information about Wheeler’s background or experience to the public attending the session. Perhaps the only people who need to know that information already knew it.

Wheeler is to begin on or about August 1.

He was given a three-year contract at an undisclosed salary. According to the recruitment brochure for the superintendent’s position, which was available for a limited time earlier this year at the DCMO BOCES website, the salary range was to be $110,000 to $130,000.

Since I sat on the community representative committee, I have information not available to the public.

Wheeler is presently assistant superintendent of Hudson Falls Central School District, where he has been since July 2009. Prior to that, he was curriculum coordinator for General Brown Central School District for almost two years.

His teaching experience was primarily in high school English at North Syracuse CSD, Newark CSD, and Northstar Christian Academy.

Wheeler received his BA from St. John Fisher College and his MS in education from Nazareth College. He holds a certificate of advanced study in English education and another in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, both from Syracuse University. His EdD in Educational Leadership is also from Syracuse.

Wheeler’s doctoral thesis is Using a Summative Assessment Alignment Model and the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to Improve Curriculum Development, Instruction, and Evaluation.  The dissertation is unpublished.