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55 Main St. P.O. Box 301
Laurens, NY 13796

Phone: 607-432-2050
Fax: 607-432-4388
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About the Principal

John Mushtare

I joined Laurens Central School as the K-12 Principal in July of 2020. Prior to working at Laurens, I taught at the Oneonta High School from 2007- 2020 as a member of the science department and at the Unatego Jr.-Sr. High School from 1991- 2007. I have worked with students in courses such as Physics, Chemistry, and Drivers Education, as well as serving in the capacity of Head Football Coach, JV Baseball Coach, and Chemical Coordinator.

I was born in Texarkana, Texas and raised in Unadilla, NY where I attended Unatego Central School and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at SUNY Cortland with a concentration in Secondary Education. I hold a Master of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta in Secondary Education and earned my administrative certificate through the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

I enjoy spending time with my wife Dawn and our two children Erin and Jackson. I also enjoy attending New York Jets football games, climbing mountains in the Adirondacks, reading Tom Clancy, and CrossFit at 5:30 am.
Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions of Students and Parents

Who should I talk to about a problem in my child's classroom?

You are welcome to call me at school any time, but you should contact your child's teacher first! If they are having problems with another student or a concern with the teacher, they should be the first person you attempt to talk to. The best solutions to classroom problems usually come from working
together with the teacher.

How do I contact you?

I can be reached by phone at (607) 432-2050. If I am unavailable please leave a message with Mrs. Hall and I will return your call as soon as possible. You can also e-mail me through the address on this web page.

What do you do as the principal?

My primary goal as the building principal is to promote a safe learning environment where all of our students are given the opportunity to reach their maximum potential as learners and responsible citizens of the country and community. There are many different things I do in my job to try and achieve that goal, including student discipline, evaluation of teachers and support staff, acting as the Chief Information Officer for the District, and helping teachers get what they need to create quality lessons.



Contact Mr. Mushtare

SCHOOL: Laurens Central School
SCHOOL PHONE: (607)432-2050, ext. 1220
OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 8am-4pm

Laurens Central School
Address: 55 Main St P.O. Box 301, Laurens, NY 13796     •      Phone: 607-432-2050     •      Fax: 607-432-4388     •      © 2024. School CMS Created by eSchoolView