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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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Superintendent's Message
Superintendent's message

Welcome to Laurens Central School!  It is an honor to be assuming the superintendency after 23 years of steady leadership under Mrs. Wenck.  It is a challenging time for educators and families to be sure and there will no doubt be bumps in the road, but I am extremely confident that we can work cooperatively to make the transition back to school from the COVID-19 pandemic as positive for our students as possible.

For those of you who don’t know me, I was previously the K-12 principal here at LCS for 14 years.  I also served as the athletic director for three and one half years and maintained an active role in the Tri-Valley Athletic Association and Section IV Athletics.  Prior to my appointment at Laurens I was the assistant principal at Richfield Springs Central School from January of 2005 to June of 2006 and a high school history teacher and coach at Edmeston Central School from 1997 to December of 2004.  I graduated from Hartwick College with a BA in Political Science, earned a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from SUNY Oneonta, and was awarded my Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Leadership from SUNY Cortland.  I am also a proud Class of 1991 Laurens Central School alumnus.

I live here in Laurens with my wife and two sons, one who graduated from LCS in 2019 and currently works in Oneonta and the other who will be entering sixth grade this fall.  All five of my siblings, three brothers and two sisters, are LCS graduates.  In my free time I enjoy cooking, hunting and fishing, reading and playing golf.  Like Coach Grasso, (who you can’t mention LCS without talking about and who we miss each and every day), I am a rabid New York Yankees fan.

As you can see from my prior positions I firmly believe in the benefits that a rural school education can offer.  With the focus of education moving more and more towards social emotional learning there is no doubt that a small rural school can provide the ability for students and teachers to form the strong relationships necessary to help maintain student academic and mental health to the greatest extent possible.  These relationships are more necessary than ever as we emerge from a public health crisis the likes of which none of us have ever seen.  I am very proud of the efforts that our teachers, administrators and support staff make to foster those relationships and I wouldn’t trade my experiences here at Laurens or those of my two children for anything.  Quite simply I feel it is an amazing place for our kids to attend school.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to another successful, albeit very different, school year!
Sincerely,

Bill Dorritie
Superintendent

 

Laurens Central School
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