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Longtime educator Godkin to take the reins as OMS principal

With more than two decades of experience in education, including 18 years of classroom teaching experience and six years as a school administrator, longtime educator Amy Godkin will take the reins as the new Oswego Middle School principal.

Godkin, who was officially appointed to the position during the July 2 Oswego City School District Board of Education meeting, will be filling the vacancy left by Mary Beth Fierro. Fierro served as OMS principal for the past 14 years.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Mary Beth for her dedication to our Buccaneer students, teachers, and families,” said OCSD Superintendent Dr. Raymond Kilmer. “She brought consistency and strong leadership to OMS since day one. We wish her the best in all of her future endeavors, and we believe that Amy is the ideal candidate to fill the vacancy and lead OMS into the future.”

Kilmer noted that Godkin emerged as the frontrunner in a strong pool of candidates. He said the interview committee was drawn to her experience, coupled with her vision and commitment to students.

“Amy has the administrative experience as well as years of classroom teaching as part of her skill set,” Kilmer said. “Most importantly, she has a strong sense of our mission, and I believe she is the right person to propel OMS forward.”

Godkin’s previous administrative experience includes three years as principal at Morgan Road Elementary in Liverpool and three years as assistant principal at Michael A. Maroun Elementary in Phoenix. She also served as administrative intern at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School in Phoenix for the 2017-18 year. She holds Certificates of Advanced Study in building and district leadership.

“My goal is to become familiar with the students and families at OMS and be part of the initiatives and programs that support learning for all of our students,” Godkin said. “I am eager to work with the OMS staff and meet the team where they are as we work together to move forward. I am available for students, staff, and families to support when needed. I am excited to get started!”
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