Meet The Superintendent: Nicholas Ganster
Nicholas Ganster was appointed as Superintendent of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District during a special meeting of the Board of Education on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, after a broad committee of students, staff, and community members, informed by nearly 300 survey responses from community members and outside search consultants, came together to interview potential candidates.
Board of Education President Tracy Altman it was clear during the extensive search for a new Superintendent that the school community wanted an instructional leader who could foster strong relationships while enhancing opportunities for students and the community.
“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Ganster to our Midlakes community,” Altman said during the appointment. “The Board of Education is confident that the experience and dedication Mr. Ganster brings to the position will support and continue to grow our District’s mission and commitment to all students.”
Ganster brings a health of local experience to Midlakes schools, starting as a Chemistry/Physics Instructor at Clyde-Savannah, Assistant Principal in Newark, Middle/High School Principal for Marion and Principal at Newark High School.
Along the way, he has sought to instill positive values while echoing a mission of life-long learning for all students, faculty, and staff. His first day as Superintendent was Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.
"I am humbled and honored to be selected as the next Superintendent of the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District," Ganster said at the time of his appointment. "I’m excited to serve the school community and work collaboratively with students, families, staff, and the greater community to support our students as they learn and grow along their path to excellence in Midlakes and beyond."
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