New director of student support services appointed

Kris Bennett-BarnesThe Queensbury Board of Education appointed Kris Bennett-Barnes as the district’s new Director of Student Support Services during its regular evening meeting on Monday, May 13. Bennett-Barnes will begin her tenure at Queensbury on July 1, 2019. Bennett-Barnes currently serves as the Special Education Coordinator and CSE/CPSE Chair at the Plattsburgh City School District.

“I’m incredibly honored to be joining the team at the Queensbury Union Free School District,” said Bennett-Barnes. “I’m excited to work alongside the faculty and staff at Queensbury and get to know the greater Queensbury community. I’m looking forward to becoming the Director of Student Support Services and making Queensbury my home.”

As the Director of Student Support Services, Bennett-Barnes will take over the role currently held by Sherrie Moses who announced her retirement at the end of the school year. In her role, Bennett-Barnes will oversee all facets of student support services, including programs, services, personnel and budget. Bennett-Barnes will also ensure effective delivery of services, continued improvement and educational development for all students.

“The combination of Kris’ extensive special education teaching experience and leadership skills places her in a position to immediately and effectively lead the Queensbury Special Education Department and program to best serve our students, families, faculty and staff,” said Superintendent Douglas Huntley, Ed.D.