New High School Principal Joins District

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Canajoharie’s new high school principal, Nicholas Bottino

The Canajoharie Board of Education appointed Nicholas Bottino as Canajoharie High School’s principal effective Sept. 23, at a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29.

“We are happy to have Mr. Bottino join our Canajoharie family,” Canajoharie Superintendent of Schools, Nick Fitzgerald said. “His ability to connect with families, students, and staff is a strong point. Mr. Bottino is an educator who is passionate about what he does, authentic when working with people, and organized in not only putting policies and procedures in place but collaborating with all of the stakeholders as well.”

Bottino is currently the assistant principal at Mont Pleasant Middle School in the Schenectady City School District, where he has served since 2016.

Before his time at Mont Pleasant, Bottino served as a math and history teacher at the Jewish Institute of Queens, and math teacher at Yeshivat Ohr Haiim.

Bottino began his career as a social studies, ELA, and science teacher at the Holy Trinity Community School in Hollis, NY.

Bottino is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury where he received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies. He earned a master’s degree in School Leadership from Brooklyn College.

“Canajoharie is a fantastic place with a strong sense of community as well as a history of academic excellence,” Bottino said. “I am truly honored to be a part of the Canajoharie family, and I am eager to work with staff to help all of our students realize their full potential.