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A Message from the BCSD Board of Education
Bedford Central School District’s Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joel Adelberg as superintendent of schools.
“The Board is confident Dr. Adelberg is the right person to lead our district through these uncertain times as we continue to plan for the future of the Bedford Central School District,” said Board of Education President Colette Dow on behalf of the Board. “Joel has proven his commitment to our district, and his deep knowledge of our community is an invaluable strength that we will continue to rely on as we move forward. His students-first focus will be the driving force behind our district’s future success under his leadership.”
Adelberg was appointed acting superintendent in November of last year when Dr. Christopher Manno took medical leave and has served as the interim superintendent since March when Manno retired.
Adelberg is entering his 40th year in public education. He started as a social studies teacher and then an administrator in Greenwich before becoming the assistant principal at Horace Greeley High School. After his time there, Adelberg was the principal of Croton Harmon High School for seven years. In 2008, he became the principal of Fox Lane High School and worked there for another seven years before becoming the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, a role he worked in until stepping in as acting superintendent last fall.
“I’m humbled, honored and grateful for the support of the Board, staff and the community, which I’ve felt throughout my tenure with Bedford Central schools — and especially during this year, which has been so challenging,” Adelberg said. “I’m walking into this new role with humility and pride. While much of these last few months have found us having to react and respond to conditions beyond our control, and we are all committed to navigating our district through this pandemic, I’m especially looking forward to engaging our entire community in developing a vision for the next chapter for the BCSD, the education we want to create for today’s students and the next generation.”