Olsen set to step up as middle-school principal at Voorheesville

— From the Voorheesville Central School District

Brianna Olsen

NEW SCOTLAND — Voorheesville has selected Brianna Olsen as the next principal of its middle school. Olsen will take over for Jennifer Drautz, who is retiring after nine years at Voorheesville.  

The announcement comes on the heels of the district’s recent appointment of Lisa Cardillo to lead Clayton A. Bouton High School. 

Olsen is the current assistant principal for the district’s middle and high schools, a position re-created last year and to which she was appointed in August 2023. Olsen also acts as Voorheesville’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion liaison.

Olsen came to Voorheesville from the Albany City School District, where she was assistant principal of the Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School; she’s the second Albany appointment the district has made since 2021, when it named Richard Shea as its high school principal. Shea returned to Albany after a year. 

Olsen, according to the district, has 17 years of experience, a background in school psychology, and is certified as a behavior analyst. 

She holds master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and Sage Graduate School, the district said in its announcement. 

It’s expected that Olsen will be appointed to the position at the next meeting of the Voorheesville School Board, currently set for June 3. 

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