Meet Peekskill Schools’ New Human Resources Chief

Mary Sculnick will start work April 16 as district re-establishes post of director.

Peekskill school officials are looking to the district’s newly appointed director of human resources to rectify shortcomings cited in a recent audit.

Mary Sculnick, who begins work April 16, was appointed to the newly restored post March 20 by the Board of Education. The district had been without a human resources chief since the job was eliminated a year ago during an administrative reorganization.

Sculnick has an extensive career in human resources in New York public schools. She most recently has served as executive assistant for human resources in the Ossining Union Free School District and earlier was director of human resources in the South Orangetown Central School District, director of personnel in the East Ramapo Central School District and administrative assistant for human resources in the Albany City School District.

A graduate of Catskill High School, Sculnick has a B.A. degree from SUNY Oswego, an M.S. degree in educational communications from Ithaca College, school administrator coursework from various institutions and advanced coursework in labor relations and contract administration from Cornell University. She has experience in all areas of human resources management, including staffing projections, recruitment, hiring, orientation, benefits, salary management, the tenure process, retention, compliance, counseling, training and professional development.

 “We are fortunate to have someone with Ms. Sculnick’s knowledge of human resources issues come on board at this time,” Superintendent of Schools James Willis said in a press release issued Monday by the district. “A recent audit showed numerous deficiencies primarily due to understaffing and being without an H.R. director, and I have every confidence in her to turn that around. She’ll be a huge value to the district.”

Shar April 07, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Ian, that is good to know, Marxism isn't an issue in the Peekskill school system. Keep your hears and eyes open though for I have noticed at the very top of the Obama administration, there is a class warfare going on and being pushed. OWS for example is pushing class warfare and Obama doesn't seem to mind at all. If anything he is encouraging OWS. The marxist ideology is, keep the masses dumb while the elite give orders and have total control. Do a search.
Bob Ogden April 07, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Shar, If the Marxist ideology is to keep the masses dumb then I must say they have succeeded with you.
Shar April 07, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Little Bobby, You need to open your eyes to see what is going on in this country before it is to late, unless YOU are part of the problem. I like what Krauthammer had to say {a man with his eyes wide open} ■ Krauthammer: Obama Women’s conference is “shameless – over the top” politics Meanwhile he drives up the cost of groceries, gas, electricity and health insurance. He enslaves their children to generations of debt and offers food stamps instead of a job creating economy. Any fool knows Obama is trying to bribe women for votes. Are women that stupid? Apparently some are.
peekskillman April 07, 2012 at 08:02 PM
another 6-figure position to appease the Board. How is this position going to increase our children's ability to learn? Nothing in the above article mentioned how this willimprove the skills and abilities of the next generation. Get ready for yet another tax increase!
Shar April 07, 2012 at 10:57 PM
The article doesn't address Ms Sculnick's salary, however, her job as Human Resource would be temporary it seems..maybe a year or two. She has been from one School District to another over the years as H.R. http://www.ossiningufsd.org/user_profile_view.aspx?id=93cb8038-e108-4d66-a1d9-33acf7190a0e


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