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Geneva City School District appoints new administrators

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  • Concetta Durso 

Two new district administrators and a middle school assistant principal will join Geneva City Schools in the next few weeks.

John González will join the district as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning in October. Kathryn McFarland will join Geneva as director of technology and innovation at the end of August. Nicole Campbell will join the middle school as assistant principal later this month. 

“I am excited to welcome all three of these talented administrators to their new roles in our district,” said Superintendent Bo Wright. “I am certain they will all be strong members of our team.”

González, currently associate superintendent of school leadership in the Buffalo Public School District, replaces Karen Fahy, who has been interim assistant superintendent since August. 

John Gonzalez

Expressing his response to joining the district, González quoted Shawn Achor from “The Happiness Advantage”, saying, “When we are happy—when our mindset and mood are positive—we are smarter, more motivated, and thus more successful. Happiness is the center, and success revolves around it.”

Prior to working in Buffalo, he was a principal in the Rochester City School District, serving first at Francis Parker, School #23 and later Anna Murray Douglass Academy, School #12. He was also director of expanded learning in the Rochester City School District, and held instructional coaching and teaching positions prior to that.

González has a master’s as a curriculum specialist from SUNY Brockport, and a bachelor’s in childhood education and special education from Buffalo State College. He has a district and school leader certification from the University of Rochester.

Currently principal of OCM BOCES STARS High School in Syracuse, McFarland replaces Kendall Lynn, who left at the end of June. Prior to her work for OCM BOCES, McFarland worked as director of Canandaigua Academic and Career Center, professional development and instructional technology in the Canandaigua City School District.

Katie McFarland

McFarland has an Ed.D. in school district administration from the University of Rochester, a master’s in education with a specialization in reading, and a bachelor’s in education with a specialization in special education, both from Buffalo State College. She has a school district leader certification from SUNY Brockport.

Campbell, currently technology integrator in the Geneva City School District, replaces Erin Lamborn, who took over as director of student services for the district in July. 

“I’m excited to return to the middle school where my career in education began, and I am honored to stay in Geneva and enter into my leadership journey as an assistant principal,” said Campbell. “I look forward to building relationships with the school community and supporting teaching and learning to ensure GMS provides a positive, safe learning environment for all.”

Nicole Campbell

Campbell has served as administrative intern, technology integrator and instructional coach in Geneva since 2017. She joined the district in 2012 as a middle school math teacher.

Campbell has a master’s in education with a specialization as an education technology specialist from Nazareth College, a bachelor’s in adolescent education 7–12, specializing in math and special education, and a bachelor’s in mathematics, both from Keuka College. She has a certificate in educational leadership from SUNY Oswego.