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