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Superintendent Dubik announces retirement after 2013-14 year

Cazenovia District Superintendent Robert Dubik welcomes the crowd of family and friends to the 2013 commencement ceremonies for the Cazenovia High School Class of 2013 on June 22.

Cazenovia District Superintendent Robert Dubik welcomes the crowd of family and friends to the 2013 commencement ceremonies for the Cazenovia High School Class of 2013 on June 22. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— In his first year as superintendent, Dubik also introduced a community service requirement for all Cazenovia High School students. Members of the Class of 2013, for example, logged a total of 11,850 service hours throughout their four years of high school, Principal Eric Schnabl announced during the June 22 commencement ceremony.

“Bob’s leadership through trying financial times played a pivotal role in our district’s successes,” Koennecke said. “We will certainly miss Bob when he retires next year and we’re glad that he was kind enough to give the board such early notice of his intentions, so we can develop the best possible succession and transition plans.”

A native of Erie, Pa., Dubik entered the education field in 1976, as a teacher at Holy Rosary School in his hometown. He moved to Central New York in 1980, to work at Fowler High School in the Syracuse City School District. At Fowler, he taught special education for five years and served as summer school principal. He later served as acting assistant principal at Seymour Elementary in Syracuse.

He has also coached Little League baseball, football, cross-country, basketball and tennis.

Dubik and his wife, Terri Fiumara-Dubik, who works for Syracuse city schools, plan to remain in Cazenovia. They have two grown sons.

“I’ve enjoyed my time here in Cazenovia,” Mr. Dubik said. “It’s a great place. My goal for this final year is the same one I’ve had every year: to maintain the high academic success we’ve had and that the Cazenovia community expects.”

Laura Ryan is the Cazenovia CSD public information officer.

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