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Superintendent/Administration

Superintendent

Interim Superintendent of Schools
 Gray Stevens
  email: [email protected]
 phone: 607-648-7543
 
Welcome to the Chenango Forks Central School District! The school district is located in a growing, dynamic community in Broome County that blends the excitement of change with the assurance of tradition. Our district is comprised of one main campus with a connected high school and middle school and an adjacent elementary school a few hundred yards away.
Chenango Forks is a community growing in diversity. People, cultures and ideas are changing with each new school year. Its demographics now include populations from all parts of the world and our ELL offerings are growing every year. The district provides an extensive number of interscholastic athletic programs and extracurricular activities as well as a complete range of academic coursework to our student population of approximately 1,600 (pre-K through grade 12). All of the K-12 curricula is based upon the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and is aligned with the NYS Grades 3-8 Assessment Program and the NYS Grades 9-12 Regents Examination Program. Several electives developed by members of the Chenango Forks Central School District faculty are available for local credit as well. We also partner with SUNY Broome, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Syracuse University and the State University of New York at Albany to offer our students a variety of college level courses.

The high school opened its brand new STEAM Academy in January of 2018 and has since been on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary, co-taught, project based learning that also has a strong connection to dozens of local businesses that act as sites for student internships, the only certified Work Based Learning High School in Central New York.

Thank you for visiting the School District's website and for your genuine support and trust in Chenango Forks, a community where learning excels.   

Assistant Superintendent

Lori Pourby returned to the Chenango Forks Central School District in 2021 to serve as Assistant Superintendent. She previously served in administrative positions at the Sidney and Chenango Valley Central School Districts following a 26-year career at Chenango Forks.
 
While at Chenango Forks, she held a variety of roles including third-grade teacher, professional development math coach, primary principal, middle school principal and director of curriculum.
 
Before returning to Chenango Forks, Lori spent two years at the Sidney Central School District as the junior/senior high school principal for grades 7-12 and a year at Chenango Valley as an interim building administrator.
 
She received her bachelors in elementary and early secondary education (with an English 7-9 extension) from SUNY Cortland, where she also earned her master’s degree in reading. She holds a CAS in building and district leadership and is a graduate of the New York State Superintendent Development Program.
 
She and her husband Mike, who teaches science at the Binghamton City School District, are CF residents and have three daughters.

Phone: 607-648-7543


Director of Operations and Transportation

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Bernie McDermott is Director of Operations and Transportation. He also serves as District Data Coordinator. For details specifically regarding transportation visit Transportation.
 
Before coming to Chenango Forks Mr. McDermott taught social studies and driver education in Greene. He also served one year as high school principal in Groton, NY. Mr. McDermott has worked as an administrator in Chenango Forks since 2001. His first assignment was principal at Charlotte Kenyon Elementary School, in the original district building on Route 79 in Chenango Forks. In April 2002 the new Kenyon wing was opened, he served in that position as principal of grades 3-5 through June 2011. 
 
In 2001 the Harshaw and Kenyon were merged into one office with one principal.  Mr. McDermott was appointed Director of Technology, with additional duties as assistant elementary principal. In July 2013 he was appointed Director of Operations (in charge of non-instructional areas such as transportation, maintenance, and food service). In July 2014 with the retirement of the transportation director he assumed those duties. 
 
Originally born and raised in Carthage, NY Mr. McDermott attended SUNY Potsdam and earned a B.A in Education. Later he earned his M.S. at SUNY Cortland. A few years later he returned to Cortland to earn his Certificate of Advance Study in Administration. 
 
Phone: 607-648-7564, Option 4 

Director of Special Education

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Trish Kuhl is the Director of Special Education for the Chenango Forks Central School District.  Before coming to Chenango Forks, Mrs. Kuhl served as a Special Education Teacher in Maine-Endwell for eighteen years.  She taught across all services of the special education continuum and also across numerous grade levels. In 1999, Mrs. Kuhl began the first inclusion program in her former district, and she remains passionate about co-teaching and collaboration between general and special education teachers. Prior to moving to New York, she was a Special Education Teacher and English Teacher in New Jersey.

Mrs. Kuhl received her Bachelor of Arts in English Education from The College of New Jersey and an advanced certificate in Special Education from Montclair State University. She received a Master of Science in Special Education from Binghamton University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Cortland. She holds certification in Special Education, English Education, Building and District Leadership.

Mrs. Kuhl is married and has three children.

 
Contact: 607-648-7589 
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