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Former JLE principal appointed to Kingston Board of Education

Feb 12, 2019 7:30 am
William J. Kemble is reporting for the Daily Freeman former Hudson City School District administrator Steve Spicer has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Kingston Board of Education. Spicer ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Kingston board in 2012 and 2017. He succeeds Danielle Guido, who resigned in January, and will serve until the school board election in May. The winner of that race will serve out the remaining two years of Guido's term. Spicer, 56, retired from the Hudson City School District in 2018, after 14 years of service to the district. Spicer's job as principal of John L. Edwards Primary School was eliminated after that building was closed. Before serving in that role, he spent seven years as the principal of Hudson High School, from 2004 until 2011. Spicer has been a resident of Ulster County for 29 years. In a prepared statement this week, Spicer said the Kingston school board should provide a "safe, productive learning environment [and] maintain plans to recruit and support the finest teaching and administrative talent for our children.” Nearly one year ago, Spicer organized the "March for Our Lives" event on the Walkway Over the Hudson, as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Fla,. school massacre. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.