The superintendent of the Cazenovia Central School District will retire at the end of the year.
Robert Dubik will retire when his current contract expires at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. "It was a tough decision," Mr. Dubik said. "When you do something for 38 years, of course you're going to miss it. But this is good timing. The district will be experiencing a lot of change over the next few years, with declining enrollment and the possible realignment of our buildings. The new superintendent can be at the forefront of those transitions."
In 1991, Dubik came to Cazenovia, serving first as assistant principal of Cazenovia High School for three years, and then as principal at Burton Street Elementary School for two years. He left the district in 1996 to take the top job at Chestnut Hill Elementary School in the Liverpool Central School District. In 1998, he accepted a position with Waterloo Central School District as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. In 2002, he left Waterloo to lead Port Byron Central Schools as superintendent. He returned to Cazenovia two years later as superintendent.
He and his wife, who works for Syracuse city schools, plan to stay in Cazenovia.