Lange announces board resignation
N.Y. (June 28, 2019) -- City School
District of Albany Board of Education Secretary Jennifer Lange is
resigning to accept a position in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.
Her resignation is effective Sunday, June 30.
President Anne Savage said the
board will immediately begin a process to appoint a new member to serve
the rest of Lange’s term, which expires June 30, 2020.
Anyone interested in the
vacancy should send a letter of interest and resume or list of
qualifications by 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, July 31.
Please send all materials to
the attention of Board Clerk Sierra Sturdivant. You can send them to her
digitally via email at
email@example.com, or via
regular mail at City School District of Albany, 1 Academy Park, Albany,
Each candidate’s submitted materials will be posted on the district’s
All candidates will have the opportunity to make a public presentation
of up to three minutes during either the Aug. 8 or Aug. 22 board
meetings. All candidates should specify in the letter of interest which
of those dates they would be available to present.
The board is scheduled to elect new officers from among its six current
members at its annual reorganizational meeting Monday. The meeting is at
Albany School of Humanities (ASH), 108 Whitehall Road, beginning at 7
Lange has been instrumental in the success of the board over the last 3½
years,” Savage said. “Her commitment to children and her willingness to
share her professional skills, in particular through her role in
government affairs, will be missed."
Lange served on the board for
3½ years. She was a member of the board’s Government Relations
Committee, including her role as the committee chair for the past year.
In addition to hiring Adams to
lead the district, Lange noted the district’s success in gaining
community support for important capital projects to expand and improve
Albany High School and to establish a new permanent middle school in
North Albany as major accomplishments during her time on the board.
“It has been an honor to serve
the students and families of our school district, and our entire
community,” Lange said. “I believe this board has been successful in
bringing stable and consistent leadership to the district, beginning
with the hiring of our excellent superintendent, Kaweeda Adams, two
years ago. With this leadership team in place, I know the district is
poised for even greater success in the future.”
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High