New Athletic Director appointed

Board appoints new director of health, physical education and athletics

The Spencerport Board of Education approved the appointment of Jennifer Placito as director of health, physical education, and athletics, during the board’s April 9 meeting. Placito will officially start her new position on July 1, following the retirement of longtime director, John Pelin.

Placito has served as an assistant principal at Spencerport High School since 2017, and was selected from a strong pool of candidates and a field of three impressive finalists. The process included a preliminary stakeholder survey, screening, and daylong interviews by two committees, made up of teachers, staff, parents, students, coaches, administrators, and representatives from our booster club, youth sports program, and community. Each candidate also presented an entry plan for the position.

“In a short period of time, Ms. Placito has impressed us with her leadership and abilities to connect on all levels with staff, students, and parents,” Superintendent Dan Milgate said. “I certainly want to acknowledge John Pelin and his contributions toward building our health, physical education and athletic programs to where they are today. I also feel confident that Ms. Placito will do a great job, and I am excited to work with her in this new capacity.”

Prior to joining the Ranger team, Placito worked in the Brockport Central School District as a teacher and coach. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in history with a minor in coaching from SUNY Brockport; and a Masters of Education from St. Joseph’s University.