John Ginter, assistant principal at Newark Middle School, became principal of Lincoln School this year after Stephanie Miller’s transition to director of pupil personnel services for the Geneseo Central School District
The Board of Education unanimously approved his appointment at a recent meeting.
“Mr. Ginter has been a great addition to the administrative team in Newark, and we are thrilled that he has accepted the opportunity to lead Lincoln School and build off of the work begun by Mrs. Miller and the Lincoln team over the last three years,” Superintendent Matt Cook said.
“I know that Mr. Ginter is both excited and honored to be the new principal of Lincoln School, and I am confident that his leadership will help Lincoln School continue to learn and grow,” said Krista Lewis, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “I look forward to working with him in this new role.”
Ginter was a school counselor at Newark High School for eight years and served as summer school principal in 2017. He was an administrative intern at NMS in 2017-18 and appointed assistant principal in 2018.
“I think the joy of raising three young kids has given me a passion to work with this age group,” Ginter said. “This is the age at which we lay the foundation for their educational careers. The lead off is the key and the more we can do to support kids — and their families — and make everyone’s experience positive and build partnerships, the better they’ll be as they advance in their education in Newark.”
The Fairport resident earned his bachelor’s in psychology and master’s in school counseling at the University at Buffalo, and his administrative degree at the University of Rochester.