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Superintendent Graupman Announces Retirement, Board of Education Appoints Successor

The Greece Central School District Board of Education announced that long-time Superintendent Kathleen Graupman will retire effective January 1, 2025 and appointed Deputy Superintendent Jeremy Smalline to succeed her.

“Today marks a bittersweet moment for our school district as we formally accept Kathy Graupman’s retirement,” Board President Sean McCabe said. “Kathy has dedicated her personal and professional life to Greece, and our community is undeniably better because of her contributions.”

Graupman has led the district since 2015 and is one of the most long-standing, well respected superintendents in Monroe County. The leadership transition was formally announced at the June 4 Board of Education meeting, although McCabe said Smalline was promoted to Deputy Superintendent a year ago as part of a long-range succession plan. He was selected because he possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a large school system, as exhibited by his proven track record at Greece Central.

“Jeremy has experience in critical areas including student learning, school improvement, special education, human resources and transportation” McCabe said. “He is a collaborative, strategic leader who understands Greece Central. His appointment provides stability and vision as we continue to work toward our collective mission of equity and excellence.”

Smalline joined Greece Central in 2005 as an administrative intern and became an assistant principal at Longridge Elementary School a year later. In 2010, he was promoted to the role of Principal at Longridge Elementary School. Recognizing his dedication and skills, he was appointed as the Turnaround Initiative Principal in 2015. In 2017, he further advanced his career by becoming the Director of Student Services and School Improvement. His exceptional leadership led to his appointment as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in 2020 and in May 2023 he was promoted to his current position of Deputy Superintendent.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve as the next Superintendent of the Greece Central School District," Smalline said. "I am grateful that the Board has demonstrated their trust and support of my leadership, and I look forward to working closely with them in this new role.”

Smalline will continue his work as Deputy Superintendent alongside current Superintendent Graupman until she retires at the end of the year. Recognizing the importance of strong relationships in fostering a positive and effective educational environment, he is committed to building trust and collaboration across the district.

“I am passionate about this district and eagerly anticipate collaborating with our strong Board of Education, our outstanding leadership team, our talented teachers and staff, and our incredible students and families as we continue to move Greece Central forward,” Smalline said.