On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the Board of Education appointed new principals for both Manor Intermediate School and HF-L Middle School after a nearly eight-week process. Both positions are set to begin on July 1, 2022.

Ms. Joelle Weaver who has been serving as the Assistant Principal at the Manor Intermediate School since 2013 was appointed as the new Manor Intermediate School Principal.

“Joey is an integral part of the community, hands on, continuously looking for ways to improve, and epitomizes what we say when we discuss Cougar Pride,” said Superintendent Gene Mancuso.

Weaver is well-known to the HF-L community with her involvement across the school district ranging from the arts, music, and athletics and in her current role as the Assistant Principal at Manor. Weaver is an enthusiastic, student-centered, and resourceful educator with over 15 years of educational experience whose goal is to foster a culture of continuous improvement at Manor.

Mr. Jason Juszczak, who is currently completing his fifth year as the Principal of Longridge Elementary School in the Greece Central School District has been appointed as the new Principal of HF-L Middle School. Juszczak is an experienced educator who taught for 16 years in the Pittsford Central School District and is currently a tenured school building administrator who has had success throughout his career. Mr. Juszczak modeled outstanding connections to the students and staff throughout the interview process. His commitment to strong values, mature empathy, and high expectations helped to create an environment where stakeholders are supported with priorities always on the needs of the students, and a culture based on shared values of excellence that he hopes to foster in HF-L.

The Board of Education as well as the Superintendent would like to thank the entire community for its participation in the process to hire these individuals. The hiring process included a survey with over three hundred responses, a screening interview of nearly 25 excellent candidates, group interviews for five finalists, presentations, writing samples, and day long visits for three finalists that included well attended community forums. Thank you to everyone who cares deeply for the success of all our students as demonstrated by your willingness to participate in this hiring process.

Congratulations to Joelle and Jason and welcome home!