Taylor resigns as MCS principal, leaving two top spots open

By Brian Sweeney
Margaretville Central School Building Principal Linda Taylor announced last week that she is leaving her position to take a new job.
Ms. Taylor’s announcement came several days after Superintendent Tony Albanese informed the board of education that he is taking a new job and will be leaving the district in November.
The building principal has worked at MCS since 2005. In a statement to the board and staff, Ms. Taylor said she has taken a job that will be much closer to her Saratoga Springs home.
“It is with bittersweet emotions that I tell you that I have resigned my position as building principal at MCS.
“I have accepted a position of Middle School Principal at Schal­mont, a school district near my home in Saratoga Springs. It has been my great pleasure and honor to have worked with you, our students, families and community for nine years. I know that I am taking away more from this experience than I leave behind.”

Will miss the school
She concluded, “The deep relationships I have formed here have been a gift I will treasure forever. I thank all of you who have supported my efforts to provide a high quality educational experience for our students and community. Margaret­- ville will live in my heart and mind always with great joy and happy memories,”
Superintendent Albanese gave notice to the board of education last week that he has accepted a professional oppor­tunity that will be much closer to his home in Scotia.
Both Superintendent Alba­nese and Building Principal Taylor rented homes in the area where they would stay during the school year.
Two teachers have also given notice that they will be leaving the district. Music instructor Cassandra Olin has accepted a position at Schoharie Central School after working five years at MCS.
Family and Consumer Science teacher Karley Morgans, who taught at Margaretville for the past two years, has moved from the area and will be working towards her master’s degree.
Superintendent Albanese said that both teachers will be miss­ed.
“We are certainly indebted to Ms. Olin’s terrific work ethic, skill and commitment to our students and band program. We all wish her the very best in her new endeavor,” her commented.
“Ms. Morgans is pursuing graduate work and we all wish her success, as well,” the superintendent stated.
Superintendent Albanese said that interviews are currently being conducted for both teaching positions and the principal’s post.