Monroe principal to take new position

ROCHESTER — After a career with the Rochester City School District spanning more than two decades, James Monroe High School’s principal will become superintendent of a school district in Amsterdam, N.Y., later this year.

Vicky Ramos will replace outgoing superintendent Thomas F. Perillo of the Greater Amsterdam School District beginning July 1, according to information at www.gasd.org. Ramos has served as an educator and administrator in the Rochester City School District for 26 years. Beginning as a middle-school Spanish teacher in 1989, she assumed directorship of the district’s foreign languages program before moving into administrative roles as assistant principal, academy director, principal and executive director.

Ramos has served as Monroe principal since 2014. The school is currently in receivership, which provides a superintendent with additional authority to improve academic achievement and meet state mandates, according to information at www.nysed.gov. Ramos helped oversee that turnaround in achievement, according to Amsterdam officials.

According to information from RCSD, Monroe High School experienced an 11.7 percent jump in its August graduation rate, going from a 42 percent rates in both 2013 and 2014 to 51 percent in 2015.

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