Long-time Skaneateles High School Principal Brings Leadership and Passion to New Role as Director of Personnel and Operations
In June 2014, Skaneateles High School Principal Greg Santoro attended the school’s Commencement ceremony for the first time. He stood on the gazebo at Clift Park and took in the beautiful scene unfolding before him: the boats gathering around the lake, the energy radiating from the village, and, most importantly, the pride exuding from Skaneateles graduates and their families.
“I knew right then and there that I could see myself here for a long time,” said Santoro.
Now Santoro is bringing his leadership and passion to a new position in the Skaneateles Central School District. On Tuesday, May 3, the Skaneateles Board of Education approved Santoro’s appointment as Director of Personnel and Operations, beginning July 1.
Superintendent Eric Knuth said that Santoro’s outstanding leadership and relationship-building skills make him an ideal fit for the position.
“Greg Santoro has faithfully served the Skaneateles community for more than nine years and provided leadership, growth, and stability in our world-class High School program,” said Knuth. “As a leader, Greg forged positive relationships throughout the school community, which will be critical in his new role. Greg has the ability to not only lead, but to also manage change and build a culture around hard work and high expectations.”
As Director of Personnel and Operations, Santoro says he will strive to put the best people in buildings for Skaneateles students.
“Everybody who comes into our district should have passion and pride- that’s what Skaneateles is all about,” said Santoro. “We need to put the best people in front of our students because that’s what our students expect, and it’s what they deserve.”
While he will miss greeting students every day, Santoro is looking forward to working with the administrative team, teachers, buildings and ground crew, and other staff to maintain the district’s impressive facilities. He is also excited about interacting with students and staff throughout the entire district.
“When I became a Principal here nine years ago, I had to pinch myself,” said Santoro. “Now I have to pinch myself again because I’m so excited for this opportunity.”