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High School Administration
Tom Burkhardt, Principal
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Tom Burkhardt has been principal at Maine-Endwell High School since 2012. Before becoming principal, Mr. Burkhardt was the school’s assistant principal for two years. Prior to his role as a district administrator, Mr. Burkhardt taught English at the Middle School and was a second grade teacher at Homer Brink Elementary School.
Mr. Burkhardt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and English from New York State University at Oneonta. He received his Master of Science degree in Literacy K-12 from Walden University, and an Advanced Diploma in Building and District Leadership from State University of New York at Cortland.
Mr. Burkhardt is married and has four children.
Jennifer Ostrander, Assistant Principal
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Jennifer Ostrander is the High School assistant principal. Mrs. Ostrander began her duties at Maine-Endwell in July 2015. She comes to M-E from the Union-Endicott Central School District where she was the K-8 Choral and General Music Teacher. 
Mrs. Ostrander received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, and her Master of Music degree in Music History, from the State University of New York at Potsdam. She received her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership, as well as New York State District Leader Certification, from the State University of New York at Binghamton.   
She lives in Apalachin with her husband and German Shepherd Max. 
Michael Pavlovich, Assistant Principal
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Michael Pavlovich is the High School assistant principal. Mr. Pavlovich returned to Maine-Endwell in the 2016-17 school year after serving one year as the principal at Chenango Forks Middle School. Prior to that he was an assistant principal at MEHS from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Pavlovich was a former middle school/high school science teacher in the Cherry Valley Springfield Central School District and Susquehanna Valley Central School District.
Mr. Pavlovich received his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Earth Science from the State University of New York at Oneonta and his Master of Arts degree in Geology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He received his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from the State University of New York at Cortland.
Mr. Pavlovich is married and has two children.
The Role of a High School Principal
Maine-Endwell’s High School principals oversee all aspects of secondary education and programs and are liaisons for their building, reporting directly to the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education. Principals are involved in all aspects of curriculum, programs, and decisions in their school, grades nine to 12. They oversee, coordinate and administer all state Regents exams, Advanced Placement exams and Student Learning Objective (SLO) exams.

Principals are responsible for setting building goals, and professional staff and non-instructional staff observations and evaluations (APPR). They provide professional development opportunities for staff, and are members of, and oversee, all committees involved in secondary programs.

Other principal duties include, but are not limited to:

•    Student Safety and Behavioral Management
•    Emergency Response Team Coordination
•    Personnel and Contractual Matters
•    Building Budget Development and Supervision
•    Construction and Implementation of Master Schedule
•    Coordinate and Assist with Academic Intervention Services and Response to Intervention plans
•    Supervision of Buildings and Grounds
•    Supervise Grade Reporting and Verification
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