Mohonasen Central School District welcomes two new administrators to the district.
James McCrum has been named Director of Safety and Security at Mohonasen Central School District and Richard Arket has been named assistant principal at Draper Middle School.
McCrum replaces Jeff Jackson, who retired as Director of Safety and Security in June. Arket replaces Scott Hays, who retires in August from his position as Draper Assistant Principal.
McCrum comes to Mohonasen from a 23-year career with the New York State Police. Most recently, he was senior investigator in the Criminal Intelligence Unit under the New York State Department of Homeland Security Office of Counter Terrorism.
McCrum received an associate degree from Schenectady County Community College and attended Siena College and the State University at Albany. He graduated from the New York State Policy Academy in 1993 as a Certified Police Officer and from the National Counter Drug Training Center/Polygraph Training in 2008 as a Certified Polygraph Examiner.
Arket, who currently serves as regional summer school principal, was most recently assistant principal at New Lebanon Junior/Senior High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the State University of New York at Albany, a master of arts degree in teaching from the Graduate College of Union University, and an advanced graduate certificate in school building leadership from SUNY Albany.
Arket previously served as athletic director at New Lebanon Central School District and as a science teacher at Bethlehem Central School District.
“Mr. McCrum and Mr. Arket each bring a great deal insight to their positions at Mohonasen,” said Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Spring. “Their experience in their respective fields will strengthen our administrative team as we move forward in 2016-17 with our theme of constructing a culture of acceptance and adaptability.”