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Geneva City School District appoints elementary school principals for both West Street and North Street

Two administrators with Geneva City School District have been appointed as elementary school principals this year.

Christine Taylor will be the principal of West Street School and Kevin Fairben will be the principal of North Street School.

Both previous principals have taken positions outside of the district.

Taylor has been the assistant principal for North Street School since 2018 as well as working as the summer school principal, instructional coach, and a teacher since 1996 with the school district.


Fairben has been the Geneva High School assistant principal since 2018 and has worked as the assistant principal for both Geneva Middle School and North Street School.

Taylor earned her Certificate of Advanced Study in educational leadership from SUNY Oswego, master’s in computer education from Nazareth College, and bachelor’s in elementary education from SUNY Geneseo.

She lives in Geneva with her husband Mark and their two children.

Fairben has led the behavioral Response to Intervention system and Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports initiative in the middle school and worked toward aligning curriculum and find instructional gaps at both elementary and secondary levels.

Fairben was a teacher for 12 years and has worked at Greece Central Schools, Newark Central Schools, Rochester City Schools, and Philadelphia City Schools.

He earned his doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of Rochester, his master’s in reading and his bachelor’s in elementary education from SUNY Geneseo.

He lives in Canandaigua with his wife Erin and their two children.



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