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SKANEATELES — A Skaneateles elementary school principal has left her post after less than a year.

The Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education approved State Street Intermediate School principal Michelle Crisafulli's resignation, effective Aug. 31, at a meeting Tuesday night.

Superintendent Lynda Quick said after the meeting that she was "not at liberty to discuss the circumstances behind" Crisafulli's resignation. Quick said Crisafulli left her role last week. Since the district's last day of class is June 26, Brian Cohen, the district K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math coordinator and K-12 humanities coordinator Francine Grannell, will be leading the school. Quick said discussions on "what the plan will be" will take place with the board in the near future, adding that the district is hoping to have a replacement by the start of the 2019-20 school year. 

Crisafulli is one of three people to have lead the school since last year.

Christopher Casler-Goncalves had been the principal for both the State Street school and Waterman Primary School before leaving in April 2018 after less than a year in the position.

Patrick Brown, who had been the Skaneateles district's longtime K-12 reading and humanities coordinator, became the interim principal for both schools shortly after Casler-Goncalves' departure and took over the Waterman role full time that June. Crisafulli joined the district in July 2018 after serving most recently as director of testing and academics for the Greater Amsterdam School District. 

In other news:

A departing board of education member was acknowledged.

Margaret Usdansky Niebuhr, who joined the board in 2013, chose not to run gain for another term. 

Board president Susan Murphy said Usdansky Niebuhr's "perspective, thoughtfulness and articulation on the board will be sorely missed." 

A cake was presented in Usdansky Niebuhr's honor after the meeting. She said she has enjoyed her time on the board and learned a lot from it, but said her position as director of the Center for Learning and Student Success at Syracuse University has kept her busy.

"It was just time for a little bit more time for my family and not so many late evenings, but it's been a wonderful experience," she said.

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Staff writer Kelly Rocheleau can be reached at (315) 282-2243 or kelly.rocheleau@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @KellyRocheleau.

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