Edwards-Knox Central School names new superintendent
EDWARDS -- At the regular Board of Education meeting on Aug. 7, the Edwards-Knox Central School District appointed Erin E. Woods Superintendent of Schools, effective Aug. 16.
The board conducted a confidential search with support from community stakeholders and SLL BOCES District Superintendent Thomas Burns. Input from stakeholders weighed heavily in the board’s decision to appoint Woods.“The board is confident that Erin Woods possesses the right knowledge, skills, and personality to succeed as leader of the Edwards-Knox School District,” said BOE President Reggie LaPoint. “We believe Erin is the right fit for our district and will accomplish great things for the students we serve.”
“I am fully committed to investing in students at Edwards-Knox Central School District,” said Woods. I strongly believe in building relationships with the school community, and I am passionate about ensuring a high quality education for North Country students. I believe in embracing our small school environment, and providing creative opportunities for our students to thrive.”
“Erin Woods is a dedicated professional and has spent her career focusing on providing opportunities to all children,” said Burns. “Erin will provide strong leadership to the Edwards-Knox Central School District.
Woods has 23 years of experience in education, including her most recent role as special education school improvement specialist, during which she worked to positively impact outcomes for students with disabilities in the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Region. Woods previously served as superintendent of schools and elementary principal for the Lisbon Central School District. She was also Elementary Principal at John F. Kennedy School in the Ogdensburg City School District, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairperson for the Ogdensburg City School District, and elementary counselor and CSE chairperson for the Lisbon Central School District. She began her career in education as a special education teacher at Ogdensburg Middle School.
Woods holds a bachelor of science from LeMoyne College, a masters of education in counseling and human development from St. Lawrence University, and a master of educational administration from St. Lawrence University. She is a certified school district administrator.