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Longtime Frontier principal says goodbye

The important things are what happen in the classroom, retiring Big Tree Elementary Principal Joanne C. Saniewski said.

She was one of 21 employees recognized Tuesday by the Frontier Central School Board on their retirements at the end of the school year. The principal, in turn, thanked every board member by name.

“It gives me great pleasure to thank everyone,” she said.

Saniewski has been with the district 26 years, and her 52 years in education started when she was in the convent, she said.

“In 1984 I kicked the habit,” she said.

Julia Bermingham will become the new principal July 1.