Dear HTC Community,

Shortly, Mr. Funck will be leaving HTC  for another educational leadership position. Mr. Funck and I have worked alongside each other for many years, and we have worn many different hats. I appreciate his work here at HTC and wish him the best on his new journey.

Last night, the Board of Education approved Dr. Patrick Darfler-Sweeney as the MS/HS interim principal. Dr. Sweeney will work alongside Principal Funck for a few days next week and will officially fill the vacancy starting on October 24th. Dr. Darfler-Sweeney has over twenty years of administrative experience, including nine years of superintendency at HTC. Since he retired from HTC in 2016, he has filled several interim positions in the ONC region. He has worked with the New York State Education Department as a Project Director for the P20 Principal Preparation Partnership Pilot Program. We are thankful for Dr. Sweeney's interest. 

Once we get through the initial transition period, the district will begin a comprehensive search for our next innovative and inspiring MS/HS principal.