New principal for Clayton A. Bouton High School

— From Voorheesville Central School District

Lisa Cardillo is is the new principal of Clayton A. Bouton High School.

NEW SCOTLAND — The Voorheesville Central School District has named its third high school principal since 2021.

On Monday, the district announced it had hired Lisa Cardillo to lead Clayton A. Bouton. She is currently the principal of Taconic Hills Junior and Senior High School in Columbia County, a post she has held since July 2022.

The Taconic Hills district serves roughly the same number of students as Voorheesville, just over 1,000.

“The district is excited to welcome Mrs. Cardillo as the Clayton A. Bouton High School Principal,” Superintendent Frank Macri said in a statement. “Mrs. Cardillo brings a wide range of experiences and expertise with her that will benefit students and faculty. Her exceptional dedication to education is evident in all she has accomplished so far, and we look forward to the growth that she will bring to Clayton A. Bouton.”

Cardillo will tentatively start on July 1, but plans are for her to be formally introduced to the public during the next school board meeting, currently set for May 13. Interim principal Doug Duell will stay on till June 28. 

Duell was named interim principal in October 2023, after Kristin DeGuay stepped down after only a year to take a position with the Shenendehowa Central School District. DeGuay took over for Richard Shea, who resigned after a year to return to the Albany City School District to head up its in-house science, technology, and engineering academy.

 Cardillo has over 20 years of  education experience in New York and South Dakota, according to the district, during which time, she taught a number of science courses, was the director of Alternative Education, and an International Baccalaureate Diploma program coordinator. 

Cardillo was named  South Dakota Physical Science Teacher of the Year, according to the district, and was twice named a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, another state-wide award.  

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