Schools begin search for new Scotland principal

The hunt is on for a full-time principal at Scotland Elementary School after Joanna Genovese resigned over the summer amidst and uproar from parents over posts on her personal Facebook page.

In August, the district hired William Santarsiero to serve as interim principal until a full-time hire is made.

Interim Superintendent Dr. JeanAnn Paddyfote said she has received 20 applications for the position, and that the job has been posted online.

“We hope to put together a screening committee shortly,” Paddyfote told the school board Monday night.

The district is also searching for a permanent superintendent to replace Dr. Paddyfote, who was hired by the board in June.