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OPCSD Names Middle School Principal

On February 13, 2024, Orchard Park Central School District Superintendent, David Lilleck recommended to the Board of Education that Mary Kathryn Graham be named the Orchard Park Middle School Principal. The Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation, and Mrs. Graham is set to assume the middle school principalship on April 1, 2024.

Following a thorough interview process involving parents, community members, and staff, Mrs. Graham emerged as the resounding choice to assume the position of the Orchard Park Middle School Principal. Superintendent Lilleck is looking forward to Mrs. Graham joining the District. He states, “Her experience in leading a middle school in Virginia, combined with her middle school teaching experience, is a great combination to bring to OPMS. We are excited to have her join our amazing team and to see the great things she will do for our students and adults.”

Mrs. Graham has already been actively serving in an educational leader role. Most recently she served as the Gainesville Middle School Principal in Virginia for three years. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal. She also taught eighth-grade math for several years. Mrs. Graham is eagerly anticipating beginning her new position and states, “ I am thrilled to return to Western New York and embark on this exciting journey as the Principal of Orchard Park Middle School. I am eager to collaborate with students, staff, and parents to cultivate an inclusive and innovative learning environment where every student can thrive. Coupled with the dedicated team at Orchard Park Middle School, I am confident that together, we will inspire academic excellence and personal growth in our students, ensuring their success both inside and outside the classroom.

Mrs. Graham will join Orchard Park Middle School assistant principals Mrs. Jaimie Knight and Mrs. Katelyn Welker, who, along with the faculty and staff at Orchard Park Middle School will continue the district’s work to maximize the potential of all students.