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Please welcome Mrs. Jennifer Dainotto, the newly appointed Jr/Sr High School Principal!

On May 24, 2022 the Waterville Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Mrs. Jennifer Dainotto as the next Principal of Waterville Jr/Sr High School. She will succeed Mr. Nicholas Rauch who will be leaving Waterville to take a position in another school district. Mrs. Dainotto will begin official duties on July 1, 2022.


Mrs. Dainotto is currently the Assistant Principal at Donovan Middle School in the Utica City School District. She previously taught math at Proctor High School for 15 years. Her background also includes being an accountant/auditor for Rinehard, Fitzgerald & DePietro and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mrs. Dainotto holds a BS in Accounting from Utica University, a Masters in Accounting/Master of Business Administration in Technology Management from SUNY Poly and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from SUNY Cortland.


Dr. Jennifer Spring, Superintendent, stated, “Mrs. Dainotto’s impressive background and experience in secondary education make her a great fit to lead the Jr/Sr High School into the future. We are building a new team and she will undoubtedly be a lead contributor as we continue to Imagine, Design and Create Best Futures! Her positive attitude and enthusiasm will help to inspire students, staff, and families as we continue to move forward from pandemic-related impacts.”


A resident of New Hartford, Mrs. Dainotto and her husband, Pasquale, are the proud parents of Sofia and Olivia who are in grades 9 and 7. “I am ecstatic to start a new journey with Waterville Jr/Sr High School and the surrounding community. I hope to inspire a lifelong love of learning, to promote positivity and kindness and to be a continuous support system for our students, staff and families. Individualized potential, growth and academic achievement are what I strive to be a role model for” Mrs. Dainotto said.


As part of the leadership transition, Mrs. Dainotto will be spending June 7th in the district shadowing Mr. Rauch and meeting with the students and staff. Please join the Board of Education and the Waterville Central School District in welcoming Mrs. Jennifer Dainotto as the next Principal of Waterville Jr/Sr High School.