Meet the Administrators

Meet the Administrators

Middle School Administration

Rick Otis, Principal

Rick Otis has been principal at Maine-Endwell Middle School since 2002. Before becoming principal, Mr. Otis was the school’s assistant principal for three years. Prior to Maine-Endwell, Mr. Otis taught physical education at Union-Endicott Central School District and the Canaseraga Central School District, where he was also a health teacher. He served as the varsity basketball coach at both school districts.
 
Mr. Otis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Houghton College and his Master of Science degree in Physical Education from State University of New York at Brockport. He received a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Administration from State University of New York at Cortland.

Michele Doig, Assistant Principal

Michele Doig has been the assistant principal at Maine-Endwell Middle School since 2005. Before becoming the assistant principal, Ms. Doig worked in the district as a reading teacher beginning in 1998, teaching at both the Middle School and High School. Prior to Maine-Endwell, Ms. Doig taught in the Candor Central School District and served as the modified soccer coach. In addition, she taught for three years at a business school.
 
Ms. Doig received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Distributive Education from State University of New York at Oneonta and her Master of Science degree in Literacy Education from Binghamton University. She received a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Administration from State University of New York at Cortland.

The Role of a Secondary Principal

Maine-Endwell’s Middle 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 six to eight. They oversee, coordinate and administer all state exams and Student Learning Objective (SLO) exams.

Principals are responsible for setting building goals, and for 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:

  • Building Level DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Compliance Officer
  • 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

Contact

 
Michele Doig: mdoig@me.stier.org
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