Steve Karandy will assume the assistant principal role of William H. Barton Intermediate School beginning July 1, 2022. Prior to applying for this position, Karandy has worked at Queensbury UFSD as a Special Education teacher, wrestling and football coach, and is currently completing an administrative internship. Before working in Queensbury UFSD, Karandy also worked as a Social Studies teacher at Saratoga Central Catholic School. He has worked in education since 2013.
“I cannot think of a better district to continue my career than Queensbury,” Karandy said. “This school community has been an integral part in my growth as an educator. I look forward to working in the exciting climate and culture at William H. Barton Intermediate School.”
In this new role, Karandy will assist in maintaining an emotionally healthy and safe environment for all students and staff, collaborate with building leadership on instructional best practices, strategies, and professional development needs, and will supervise and evaluate professional, paraprofessional, and support personnel attached to the school.
Karandy holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in special education from State University of New York at Albany. He also holds several NYS certifications, including the School Building Leader certification, SUNY Plattsburgh Teacher Leader Certificate, the NYS Professional Teacher Certification in Social Studies Education Grades 7-12, and the NYS Professional Teacher Certification in Students with Disabilities.
“Steve has a sincere passion for Queensbury. Throughout the process, his incredible and sincere enthusiasm, dedication, and commitment to our students and staff was apparent at all times,” Superintendent Kyle Gannon said. “He’s a natural leader.”