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School Board Appoints Interim Superintendent

The Board of Education has appointed Dr. Gianleo Duca as the new Interim Superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. 

“Dr. Duca’s experience as a strong instructional leader within our district uniquely qualifies him to support our students and staff as we continue to move forward with district initiatives and the search for a permanent Superintendent during the coming school year,” indicated Board President Jason Fernau. 

Dr. Duca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Education from Western New England University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Salem State University and received Administrative Certification from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.  In December of 2019, he received his Doctorate Degree from The Sage Colleges, Esteves School of Education.  He holds New York State Certification as a School District and a School Building Leader. 

Dr. Duca said “I am grateful for the opportunity and truly honored to lead our district.   I have a tremendous respect for the students, staff, caregivers, and the community of Ballston Spa.  Together we will continue our work on developing innovative programming options while simultaneously meeting the needs of all our students.”   

Dr. Duca, who has been with the district since 2015, served as an Assistant Principal and Interim Principal before being appointed Principal in July 2018. The school currently has over 1,200 students enrolled in the 9th-12th grades. 

Prior to his service at Ballston Spa, he held Social Studies teaching positions at South Colonie High School and Medford High School (MA).  Dr. Duca currently resides with his family in Waterford, NY.