Dr. Kurtis Kotes accepts superintendent position at Mount Pleasant

Dr. Kotes sits in his office wearing a suit and tie.
Dr. Kurtis Kotes, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, personnel and technology, will depart the district to serve as superintendent of schools at the Mount Pleasant Central School District.

Dr. Kurtis Kotes, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, personnel and technology, will depart the district to serve as superintendent of schools at the Mount Pleasant Central School District. He will begin his new position on July 23.

Dr. Kotes has served as Goshen’s assistant superintendent since June 30, 2015, after serving as principal of Goshen High School since December 2011. He came to Goshen from Cornwall High School, where he held the position of assistant principal for five years. He had previously taught social studies at Arlington High School.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from SUNY Albany, followed by a Masters in Secondary Education from Mount Saint Mary College. He then received administrative certification from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as well as a doctorate in educational leadership from St. John Fisher College.

“In service to the district, we have faced many challenges both as a school and as a community,” said Dr. Kotes. “I feel fortunate to have been able to help those who were most in need and hope my efforts were an indication of my commitment to the students, schools and entire Goshen community.”

The district will update the community as they search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Kotes.

“I want to thank Dr. Kotes for his years of commitment and dedication to the students of the Goshen Central School District,” said Superintendent Daniel Connor. “Since he first arrived in the district, he has worked tirelessly to help improve academics and provide a top-notch educational program for our students. The entire district is grateful for his passion for education, our students and the community, while he served the district. I am confident that he will do an outstanding job as superintendent of schools, and he will be greatly missed.”