Elementary School

Megan Retchless Elementary Principal

Megan Retchless Elementary Principal

I am thrilled to start the 2023-24 School Year as the Elementary Principal at Cuba-Rushford Elementary School! I was previously employed at Genesee Valley Central School District as the MS/HS Literacy Specialist for seven years and more recently, as the Director of Special Education for two years. I am excited to join the school community at CRE for several reasons, specifically due to the positive culture and climate that is established daily!

I grew up in Olean, NY, and currently live there as well! I graduated from Olean High School in 2007. I then received my undergraduate degree in Childhood with Special Education from SUNY Geneseo in 2011 and my graduate degree in Childhood Literacy from St. Bonaventure University in 2012. I then received my second graduate degree in Educational Leadership as well as a School District Leader Certificate from St. Bonaventure University in 2022.

I am committed to being a leader that abides by the following personal goals:

· Create and maintain a positive school culture and climate where healthy relationships and partnerships are established with parents, students, faculty and staff members, and the school community.
· Encourage faculty and staff members to provide engaging and differentiated instruction, which encourages students to gain an excitement for learning and meets the needs of all students.
· Provide professional development to build a community of lifelong learners amongst faculty and staff members.

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