Jul 16, 2023: SCSD selects new superintendent

   June 16, 2023

Spencerport selects new superintendent

Ty Zinkiewich, longtime assistant superintendent for instruction, has been appointed as the next leader of the Spencerport Central School District, effective July 1.

“On behalf of the board, we are delighted to name Ty as the next superintendent,” said Gary Bracken, board president. “When considering a search, we knew we needed to look no further than Ty. As an assistant superintendent for the last 12 years, his impact and accomplishments have been immeasurable. He strives to always make Spencerport better and centers every decision on what’s best for students. We are excited for this appointment and looking forward to the future.”

Zinkiewich has been with the district since 2005, when he was hired as principal of Spencerport High School. In 2011, he became assistant superintendent for instruction and since then, has been instrumental in advancing our:
  • curriculum and NYS standards at every grade level,
  • 1-to-1 technology initiative,
  •  professional learning opportunities,
  •  implementation of the district’s Pre-K program,
  •  support services for students’ health and well-being, and
  •  students’ voice, particularly with New York State’s Culturally Responsive Education. 
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Spencerport District,” said Zinkiewich. “It has been my distinct honor to serve in this district and be a part of making Spencerport a destination district for people settling in the area. I look forward to working with the board, the staff, and our community to continue the tradition of excellence that is our Spencerport schools.”

A native of Canada, Zinkiewich’s career in education here in the U.S. began in 1995 in the Greece Central School District, where he taught science and social studies before being appointed a secondary assistant principal for the Odyssey School in 1999. He served in that position for four years, then went on to become principal of the Junior-Senior High School in the Kendall Central School District. In 2005, he came to Spencerport as high school principal.

Zinkiewich holds a bachelor’s degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and received his teaching certificate from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree from SUNY Brockport. He also earned an advanced certificate in educational administration from Canisus College. He also teaches School Governance and the Rights of Students and Teachers (School Law) at the University of Rochester.

Zinkiewich will work with his administrative team and board to determine next steps to fill his vacated position as assistant superintendent.

  Ty Zinkiewich at Bernabi Reads 2023 Ty Zinkiewich speaking at 2023 graduation  
Ty Zinkiewich collaborating with elementary principals