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Two New Administrators Named

Rush-Henrietta is pleased to announce the appointment of two new administrators made during the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting Tuesday, August 13.

Diane Wynne has been named the district’s first director of wellness and equity. Diane comes to us from the Greece Central School District, where she has served as assistant principal at Longridge Elementary School since 2017. Working with a team, she collaboratively developed the district’s Culturally Responsive Educational Equity training curriculum and was instrumental in conducting training on restorative practices. Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master’s in School Psychology from RIT. She also served as the school psychologist at Clara Barton School No. 2 in the Rochester City School District for 18 years, where she led initiatives on Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and the Olweus Bully Prevention Program.

In this newly created position in Rush-Henrietta, Diane will oversee K-12 counseling and social work programs, with an emphasis on mental wellness and supports. She also will serve as chief equity officer for the district, leading initiatives on equity and inclusion as outlined in the district priorities. She will begin in early September.

Megan Denk has been with the district since 2008, and will now serve as assistant principal at the Senior High School, working with the incoming sophomore class to support their success. She received her master’s degree in Adolescence Education: English from the College at Brockport, and is pursuing her Advanced Study in Educational Administration certificate at the State University of New York at Oswego.

From 2008 to 2011, Megan served as an English Language Arts teacher at our former Ninth Grade Academy. From 2012 to 2017, she served in the same capacity at Burger Junior High School. Since that time, she has been a technology integration coach in the district. In addition to her work as a coach, she has been involved in curriculum development and our professional development efforts. We are pleased to appoint someone who is so familiar with Rush-Henrietta’s mission, vision, students, and staff to this important role.

Please join us in congratulating Diane and Megan!