Celeste Keane Principal Gordon Creek Elementary School/The Ballston Journal Online

New Principal at Gordon Creek Elementary School

Celeste Keane Principal Gordon Creek Elementary School/The Ballston Journal Online

Celeste Keane has been named Principal of Gordon Creek Elementary School according to a press release dated Nov. 16, 2015. Photo submitted.

BALLSTON SPA —  The Ballston Spa Central School District recently welcomed Celeste Keane as the Principal of the Gordon Creek Elementary School.

“Mrs. Keane was selected from a competitive group of qualified candidates that included administrators with a variety of educational experiences,” indicated Superintendent Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D.  Further, “Her experience as a proven academic administrator with a special education focus proved her most qualified to lead Gordon Creek Elementary School and to support district initiatives.”

For the past four years, Keane was the Special Education Academic Administrator for the middle schools at Shenendehowa.  Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director of Oak Hill School for students with social emotional special education needs.  Her administrative experience also includes human resources and supervision of guidance and counseling services.

She received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York Oswego, with a dual major in Psychology and Public Justice. She received her Master’s Degree from the State University of New York Oswego in School Psychology.  After completing 60 hours of graduate work in School Psychology, she completed 36 additional credit hours in Education Administration, leading to New York State Permanent Certifications in School Psychology, School District Administration and School Building Administration.

“The joy at Gordon Creek is contagious!” indicated Keane after her first two weeks in the district. “What an honor to work with such wonderful children and such a deeply committed staff.”

Keane resides in Ballston Lake, New York with her husband, two children.

Do you have a child attending Gordon Creek Elementary? Follow the latest updates from the school on Twitter @GordonCreekElem

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