NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) – The New Hartford Central School District Board of Education announced the appointment of Cosimo Tangorra, Jr., Ed.D. as the District’s new superintendent of schools during their July 6, 2021 meeting.
Dr. Tangorra is currently the superintendent of schools for the Niskayuna Central School District. He will tentatively begin duties as superintendent for the New Hartford Central School District on October 6, 2021, having been selected by the Board of Education to replace Robert Nole, who left the position in April 2021.
“New Hartford is a very special place, and I am humbled by the trust the Board of Education has displayed in allowing me to build upon the tradition of engaging, student-focused education that this district is known for,” said Dr. Tangorra. “I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working with each and every student, staff member, parent and community member to make sure that our children have the tools necessary to succeed both in learning and in life.”
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Tangorra and his wealth of knowledge and education experience to our District,” said Pam King, president of the New Hartford Central School District Board of Education. “We know that his collaborative and approachable leadership style makes him the right person to lead New Hartford and actualize our commitment to excellence, integrity, citizenship and innovation.”
Prior to joining the Niskayuna Central School District in 2015, Dr. Tangorra served as Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Education for the New York State Education Department. Dr. Tangorra was previously employed as the superintendent of schools for the Central Valley Central School District, Ilion Central School District, Trumansburg Central School District and Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District. Prior to that, he was a building principal in the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District, administrator and special education teacher in the Little Falls City School District, and a special education teacher at the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES.
Dr. Tangorra earned an Associate of Arts degree in Social Science from Herkimer County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Siena College and a master’s degree in special education from The College of St. Rose. He went on to receive his Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Cortland and earned his doctorate in educational leadership from The Sage Colleges.