JSHS Interim Principal Announcement

Dr. Jeffrey Bryant

Dr. Jeffrey Bryant

August 29, 2022

Good Afternoon, 

I would like to update you on several items related to the Jr/Sr High School.  At last week’s meeting, the Board of Education accepted Jay Altobello’s resignation from his position as Jr/Sr High School Principal, which will be effective on Monday, August 29th.  We wish Mr. Altobello well as he moves to a new administrative position, and thank him for his contributions to our school over the past seven years. 

I'm pleased to inform you that Dr. Jeff Bryant has been appointed as Interim Jr/Sr High Principal effective Monday, August 29th.  Dr. Bryant is a highly experienced, long-time high school principal and superintendent who has served in numerous interim administrative roles throughout Central New York since his retirement.  We are extremely fortunate to have  someone of his caliber working in Canastota as we start the new school year.  Please join me in welcoming Dr. Bryant to Canastota as we start the new school year.  

We will be posting the principal position very shortly and establishing an aggressive timeline to move through the search process.  I will be sharing updates on the principal search process in the coming days.  Our intention is to have a permanent principal begin working in the district by November.  I hope you enjoy the last week of summer, and look forward to seeing our students return to school next week!


Shawn Bissetta

Superintendent of Schools