Gregory Voloshin earns doctorate in educational leadership

The Goshen Central School District is pleased to announce that Gregory Voloshin, who has served as director of physical education, health and athletics, as well as high school assistant principal since July 2013, completed his doctoral defense and received his Doctor of Education (Ed. D) degree from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.

Dr. Gregory Voloshin smiles for the camera while standing in front of a tree.
Dr. Gregory Voloshin.

“I’m proud to congratulate Dr. Voloshin on this major achievement,” said Superintendent of Schools Daniel Connor. “He truly represents those characteristics we wish to instill in our Goshen students: a strong work ethic, commitment to excellence and personal drive.”

Previously, Dr. Voloshin worked as a social studies teacher and varsity diving coach at Monroe-Woodbury High School and varsity diving and lacrosse coach at Warwick Valley High School.

Dr. Voloshin graduated from Boston University, where he set two university records in Division I Diving. While attending Warwick Valley High School, he was named the State Diving Champion. Dr. Voloshin earned a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, and a second Master’s degree in Physical Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. He also holds administrative certification from Long Island University, Brookville, NY.

Dr. Voloshin completed his dissertation on the “Differences in Organizational Commitment Between Male and Female Coaches,” focusing on high school athletics. The theme of his dissertation plays into his role as director of high school physical education and athletics.

“It’s exciting to lead Goshen athletes, both male and female, at a time when participation in high school athletics is rising,” said Voloshin. “We’re seeing increased participation and commitment among student athletes and more section and regional championships. I’m excited to be part of a program that stresses dedication, hard work and sportsmanship.”

Dr. Voloshin is married to Victoria Fleming, a 1998 Graduate of Goshen High School, soccer all-star, and physical education teacher at Valley Central School District. They are the proud parents of two children.

He embraces a philosophy that continuing education and developing commitment and perseverance are essential for the 21st Century learner. Dr. Voloshin hopes to inspire students to pursue excellence in all they do.