SHERBURNE – Beginning this school year at Sherburne-Earlville, students are going to notice a few new faces filling important administrative roles. Kyle McFarland, Maizy Jaklitsch and Heather Sweet will take the positions of high school principal, assistant high/middle school principal, and director of special education, respectively.
Prior to his arrival at Sherburne-Earlville, McFarland was assistant principal at both Cambridge Central School District and Cohoes. For the past eight years, Jaklitsch has been a counselor in the Catskill area at the Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES. While there, she organized a partnership with SUNY Oneonta to help enrich students educational careers and teach them leadership skills.
Sweet, a Chittenango native, is not a newcomer to S-E schools. She is a veteran S-E teacher who has been involved for the better part of a decade in the school’s special education program. Sweet began work at S-E in 1997, but left in 2001. She then expanded her experience with special education programs at other locations including a four-year stint in Connecticut, followed by two years in the Adirondacks and a year in Liverpool, before returning to Sherburne. As S-E’s director of special education, Sweet will be overseeing key functions in the special education programs, facilitating faculty meetings and staff evaluations, and managing students who have individual education plans.