The Bedford Central school board approved Wednesday night the selection of Timothy Gembka as the next principal of . The vote was unanimous.
Gembka came out of retirement last summer to serve as the school's interim principal following an who retired in 2011. Schools superintendent Jere Hochman said at the time that although the district received over 100 applicants .
This time around, Gembka emerged as the candidate of choice in a second search round. In his statement on the selection, Hochman noted that Gembka will provide continuity.
Gembka's probationary appointment would begin July 2, 2012 and continue through June 30, 2015.
Gembka will bring over 30 years of education experience to the elementary school. He started his career as a math teacher and coach and went on to supervise the math department then serve as a school prinicpal in the Ossining school district.
Prior to serving as interim principal at PRES, he was the principal of Beginning with Children, a Charter School in Brooklyn. He received both a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Education from Colgate University in 1980 and later earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from City College of New York in 1994.
Editor's Note: The story has been updated to include news of Gembka's appointment.