Superintendent Search Underway

Superintendent Search Underway for Springville-Griffith Institute CSD

Candidate To Succeed Retiring Kimberly Moritz

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. — The search has begun for the next superintendent of schools for the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District to succeed retiring superintendent, Kimberly Moritz. Mrs. Moritz will retire in January 2022.

“Kimberly brought much needed stability and leadership to SGI and we will miss her tremendously. She is an inspiration and a mentor,” said Allison Duwe, president of the district’s board of education. “The board of education is committed to building on the success of the last six years and to hiring a leader committed to our community and the mission and vision of SGI.”

Springville’s board of education selected Dr. David O’Rourke, District Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer at Erie-2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, to lead the search to find Moritz’s successor. 

“This is a search that involves the entire school community,” said O’Rourke. “A ThoughtExchange was distributed to the community in June of 2021 that sought input about strengths that the community is seeking in the next leader at Springville-Griffith Institute. In addition, teams of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members each have an opportunity to interview finalist candidates. These teams have been selected by the interview team chairs, and they are preparing for final interviews.”  

Applications for the position closed on September 24. Once applications are reviewed, interviews will take place throughout the month of October, with final interviews scheduled for November.  It is hoped that a successful candidate will be selected by the district’s board of education in early December. 

“The Springville Board is deeply committed to finding the best possible leader,” O’Rourke said. “The role of the Superintendent is crucial to the success of the school district as the individual responsible for communicating the priorities and goals of the district, guiding decisions, implementing policies, and outlining goals, opportunities, and long-term plans for each child’s education.”