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Christine Bennett, the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Human Resources Department Coordinator of Employee Engagement, will become the new Executive Director of Human Resources for the Newark Central School District Human Resources Department next month.
Her June 7th appointment by the Newark Board of Education is effective July 10th and will fill the vacancy created by the mid-April resignation of Dan McAlpin who will become the Principal of Midlakes Middle/High School July 1st.
Bennett enters the position as a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) certification holder and a Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE), having earned Negotiation Mastery Certification from Cornell University. She is working on her Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.
Currently residing in Webster, she will work alongside HR Personnel Assistant Sue Carr in handling matters pertaining to the district’s 550 employees.
“Christine is highly accredited and comes with a vast array of knowledge in both Human Resources and in teaching and learning. As a Board Certified Teacher and experienced with unions, she is the ideal, well-rounded candidate for this position.We look forward to her coming on board and working collaboratively with our team in this leadership role,” said Superintendent Susan Hasenauer.
“I am honored to continue serving students, staff, and families throughout our community. As a reflective leader focused on student success, I am excited to further the Newark Central School District vision. There is no greater calling than hiring and retaining employees who ensure our students can grow and learn,” Bennett said.
Before becoming W-FL BOCES Coordinator of Employee Engagement in November 2018, Bennett had been the Shared Human Resources Manager at W-FL BOCES since March 2018. Prior to that she had been an Intern in the Human Resources Department in the Palmyra- Macedon Central School District since August 2017.
A National Board Certified Teacher, Bennett taught English from October 2002 until March 2018 at both the Pal-Mac High School and Middle School. Additionally, she served on the Palmyra Macedon Faculty Association/NYSUT Executive Committee for 11 years.
Bennett earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from Cedarville University; her Master’s Degree in Reading from SUNY Albany; and received a Designated Leader Scholarship to earn her Certificate of Advanced Studies in School District and School Building Leadership from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.