New Superintendent Named For The Geneseo Central School District
by Joe Shepard
At a special board meeting on May 13, 2019 named Cindy A. Flowers the Superintendent for an initial three year term commencing on July 1, 2019. “We unanimously and strongly feel that Cindy is the right choice to lead our district into the future. Her intimate knowledge of our district as one of our administrators, her commitment to our students and community, and passion to work diligently to see our district become a beacon of educational excellence in our state convinced us that she is the right person for this vital position. We look forward to working with her to ensure the success of all of our children in their academic pursuits and life goals, whatever they may be in, this ever changing world of ours,” Said Jennifer Mehlenbacher, Geneseo Board Of Education President. The Board voted unanimously to assign Flowers to her new position.
Flowers presently serves as the Special Education Administrator for Geneseo Central School District (CSD) where she is responsible for the development, coordination and supervision for students with disabilities, including all-related service needs for programming. Her work includes improved special education programming to bolster student achievement in order to graduate with a Regents and/or local diploma. She also worked to develop cohesive programming for in-service needs for students with Autism. From 2005 until 2008, she served as Principal of Wayland-Cohocton Elementary School which had a student population of over 600 students. She was the Director of Special Education at Wayland-Cohocton CSD from 2001-2002. Flowers started her career in education in 1999 as a school psychologist at Wayland-Cohocton CSD.
“It is a great honor to be chosen as the next Superintendent at Geneseo Central School. Geneseo is an excellent school district that I am looking forward to leading. I am excited to work collaboratively with the Board of Education, Geneseo Central School staff and community
in my new role,” Flowers said. Flowers will replace Timothy Hayes who announced his plans to retire earlier this year. Hayes’ career spans 37 years in education and includes his service to Geneseo Central District where he has served for 13 years as the Superintendent of Schools.
“I think it’s a great selection for the district” said Tim Hayes Current Geneseo District Superintendent. He also said that she has been with the district since 2008 and believes in the mission. She is very student oriented in her decision making and in her commitment in Geneseo.
Ms. Flowers holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Alfred University and a Master of Educational Administration degree from The College at Brockport. She earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology from Alfred University and has two permanent New York Certifications: one as a School Psychologist and the other as a School District Administrator. “Perhaps most important to me personally, is to have the opportunity to continue to work with the wonderful students in our district,” said Flowers.