Getto to return to lead Albany High in 2017-18
N.Y. (March 17, 2017) --
Dale Getto will continue for a third year as principal at Albany High
School in 2017-18, providing consistent veteran leadership as the school
continues its work to meet the state’s receivership requirements.
In her 30th year working in the City School District of
Albany, Getto has led Albany High for the past two school years and has
been an administrator there since 2010.
is an important time for Albany High School in our ongoing efforts to
get off the state’s receivership list and to continue to increase the
success rates for all of our students,” said Interim Superintendent
Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D. “We are grateful to Ms. Getto for agreeing
to stay to lead that critical work for another year.”
(pictured at right at Albany High's 2016 graduation) had
planned to retire at the end of the current school year. She agreed to
postpone her retirement for one year to allow the district to conduct a
thorough search for Albany High’s next principal, and to provide a
smooth leadership transition.
additional responsibility in 2017-18, Getto also will take on leadership
of the district’s alternative-education programs for students in grades
work at Albany High School is so important and so rewarding, I am
honored to have this opportunity to lead our exceptional team of
educators and staff for another year,” Getto said. “We are looking
forward to continuing to build on the gains we have made in recent
served as Albany High’s school improvement manager for four years and
then as principal at Albany High’s Abrookin Career and Technical Center
in 2014-15 before taking over in her current role.
every role, she has been an integral part of an Albany High team that
has worked to increase the school’s four-year graduation rate from 50
percent for the Class of 2010 to 62 percent for the Class of 2016.
Albany High met the majority of its state-mandated goals in the first
year of receivership in 2015-16 and is striving toward completion of a
second consecutive successful year under those requirements. If the
2,500-student school does not meet its receivership goals it could be at
risk for a state takeover.
to joining the administrative team at Albany High, Getto served as
principal at North Albany Academy, the district’s only
prekindergarten-grade 8 school, from 2005-10.
also served as an administrator at William S. Hackett Middle School and
Abrookin for four years, as the first district-wide behavior specialist
from 1997-2001 and as a special education teacher for 10 years at Giffen
Memorial Elementary School and Albany School of Humanities (ASH).