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New Middle School Principal Announced

New Middle School Principal Announced

The  Board of Education is scheduled to appoint Mr. Anders Rasmussen as the new Middle School Principal on May 8, 2024. “Mr. Rasmussen was selected from a strong pool of candidates and proved to be uniquely qualified to lead our middle school,” indicated Superintendent Dr. Gianleo Duca.

The candidates were interviewed by a team of representatives of the school community who recommended him as one of two finalists to the Superintendent. Mr. Rasmussen, who has been with the district since 2012, currently serves as Principal at Wood Road Elementary School (since 2018). Prior to his service in the Ballston Spa schools, he held administrative positions at the Greenville School District and he was an English teacher and coach at Ichabod Crane Middle School.

Mr. Rasmussen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from University at Albany, and both a Master’s Degree in Education and Administrative Certification from The College of St. Rose. He also holds New York State Certification as a School Building Leader.

“I am very excited to continue my career at Ballston Spa in this new role,” indicated Mr. Rasmussen. Further, “I am grateful to the district and community for entrusting me with this responsibility.  I look forward to meeting the middle school students, families and staff. I can't wait to learn about the great work that is underway and maintaining the strong tradition of excellence at Ballston Spa Middle School."

He is currently completing his leadership role as Wood Road Principal through the end of the school year on June 26, 2024. The Ballston Spa Middle School currently has over 900 students enrolled in grades 6-8. His appointment as Principal will begin on July 1, 2024. Mr. Rasmussen currently resides in Clifton Park with his wife, Cheryl, and their four children.

Photo of Anders Rasmussen