The Gates Chili Board of Education selected the next superintendent for the Gates Chili Central School District on Friday. Christopher Dailey will be formally appointed to the position at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 9.

The Gates Chili Board of Education selected the next superintendent for the Gates Chili Central School District on Friday.

Christopher Dailey will be formally appointed to the position at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 9.

Daily is currently the superintendent of the Batavia City School District. His background is a large part of why the Board of Education is confident in their selection.

“Chris has the leadership skills we are looking for in our next superintendent,” said Gates Chili Board of Education President Jeff Pettenski. “We are impressed with his record of accomplishment and commitment to the community he serves. We are confident he is committed to teaching and inspiring excellence for all learners.”

Daily's administrative career started with the completion of an internship and being department chairperson at Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton. He then served as an assistant principal at Churchville-Chili Senior High School before becoming high school principal in Batavia. He was soon promoted by the Board of Education to deputy superintendent before taking over as superintendent in January 2013.

“I am excited and honored to have been chosen as the next superintendent. I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board of Education, staff, parents and community to provide a phenomenal education to our students,” said Dailey. “My mission is to celebrate the excellent programs, activities and services that contribute to the student success and outstanding pride that sets Gates Chili schools apart."

Dailey will begin in Gates Chili on July 1, pending contract negotiations.