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Dr. Linda Oehler-Marx

In undertaking their seek for the brand new deputy superintendent, the New Paltz Central College District’s Board of Schooling stored it native, with district resident Linda Oehler-Marx making the reduce. 

Oehler-Marx used to be appointed all the way through a gathering of the College Board hung on Wednesday, December 7 and can start her new activity on Monday, January 23. She fills a emptiness left by means of Michelle Martoni, who retired previous this yr. 

Recently the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction within the Monticello Central College District, Oehler-Marx’s just about 3 many years in schooling contains over twenty years spent as an English trainer. She started her profession in 1993 running with scholars with serious emotional and studying disabilities within the Washington, DC house, transferring to the Hudson Valley and dealing at Beacon Prime College, Woodstock Day College and Valley Central Heart and Prime College. She additionally served as director of tutorial improve services and products and college development coordinator for Sullivan County BOCES from 2013-15, and is an accessory professor and pupil trainer manager at SUNY New Paltz. 

Oehler-Marx additionally brings together with her to the NPCSD enjoy main fairness projects. 

“I’ve been integrating an fairness lens and main efforts to wreck down obstacles between communities and college districts all through my profession,” mentioned Oehler-Marx in a district press free up. “I’m all the time taking a look to look the place the wishes are after which figuring out any holes within the assets essential to fill the ones wishes. Then, it’s an issue of figuring out alternatives and partnerships to be had to handle the ones wishes.”

Within the Monticello Central College District, Oehler-Marx oversees a “neighborhood hub” that gives life-long studying alternatives to house citizens, partnering with group of workers, financial building, and social services and products businesses; in addition to psychological well being suppliers, dependancy, trade, and humanities organizations to assist design instructional programming to fulfill neighborhood wishes. She additionally created an alternate highschool and runs a lately opened preschool program, in addition to a unique education-focused preschool program that serves all of Sullivan County. 

At Monticello, Oehler-Marx counts amongst her obligations securing investment for services and products just like the College Violence Prevention Program, and the McKinney-Vento Grant, which serves unhoused scholars. 

Oehler-Marx earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction on the College at Albany, in addition to a Certificates of Complicated Learn about in College Management at SUNY New Paltz. She earned a Grasp of Science in Instructing from Tempo College’s College of Schooling and a Bachelor of Arts in Historical past and Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton College.

She involves a NPCSD in a state of transition; Superintendent Stephen Gratto could have handiest been in his position because the starting of January. Gratto, along district officers and Meantime Superintendent Bernard Josefsberg, used to be concerned within the hiring of Oehler-Marx. 

“We had a very good pool of applicants, and we had a number of individuals who may have completed the activity effectively,” Gratto mentioned. “Dr. Oehler-Marx stood out on account of her enjoy, as a result of she is doing an excessively equivalent activity at this time, and on account of her wisdom of many stuff, particularly early literacy and intervention services and products. And naturally her enthusiasm and persona have been remarkable. And as an established resident of New Paltz with kids who went throughout the college district, we idea she would have a treasured standpoint in that house as effectively.” 

Josefsberg shared equivalent enthusiasm for Oehler-Marx on the December 7 College Board assembly. 

“Dr. Oehler-Marx emerged from a robust box of candidates and from a cautious variety procedure led by means of Mr. Gratto,” Josefsberg mentioned.“Particularly noteworthy is her management enjoy in growing systems and selling fairness, in addition to her insights about easy methods to nurture plan exchange. I’m very assured that she’ll be a very good spouse for Mr. Gratto and for the entire scholars and oldsters within the district.”

Within the district press free up, College Board President Johanna Herget touted Oehler-Marx’s enjoy, specifically with fairness projects. 

“Her reports align with precisely what we’re on the lookout for,” mentioned Herget. “She has been ‘strolling the stroll’ of each and every factor the Board has prioritized for a very long time. Listening to her talk, it’s abundantly transparent that she could also be well-versed and various in her curricular approaches. As a Board, we preferred the breadth of data she brings to the desk.”

Additionally within the district press free up, Oehler-Marx mentioned she used to be taking a look ahead to becoming a member of the NPCSD and serving the neighborhood through which she is living in January. 

“Forming relationships, acquiring a way of the tradition, familiarizing myself with insurance policies, and doing a deep dive into the knowledge to inspect any tendencies or disparities are a few of my rapid objectives,” she mentioned. “The speculation of having the ability to serve a neighborhood I do know effectively may be very tough for me. I’m closely invested in the neighborhood and our college device and I’m humbled by means of this chance to serve the city I like.”