The Victor Board of Education recently named Jay Schickling as its assistant superintendent for business. Schickling replaces interim business official John Zappia, who filled the post in July 2019 after the resignation of Joseph Dougherty.
Schickling has 14 years of business experience in both the private sector and school setting. Before coming to VCS, he was director of finance and operations for Marion Central Schools, where he was responsible for the development and management of a $20.5 million budget and the administration of the food service, transportation and facilities departments.
In 2017, Schickling spent several months working for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES as the school business official at Palmyra-Macedon Central School District. From 2016 to 2017, Schickling was the school business leader intern at Rush-Henrietta CSD. He was a business teacher and assistant coach for that district from 2008 to 2017.
Schickling earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing and business administration from St. John Fisher College, and a business and marketing education certificate from Buffalo State. He earned a Master of Science in business administration from SUNY Empire State College, and he completed his master’s of educational leadership and policy certificate of advanced study from the University at Buffalo.
Schickling is president of the Wayne-Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York State Association of Business Officials. He is a member of the board of directors for Evergreen Federal Credit Union in Rochester. Other professional accomplishments include graduating from the NYSASBO 2018-19 Leadership Academy, and completing the School Business Official Boot Camp at the New York State Comptroller’s Accounting School and NYSASBO School Accounting workshop.
Schickling was a two-sport athlete at St. John Fisher College (football and lacrosse). He was an assistant coach at the collegiate level for two NCAA football programs and coached three interscholastic sports at Rush-Henrietta, producing sectional finalists in football and state finalists in wrestling.
“I am thrilled to be joining a school district with a long-standing track record of academic and extracurricular excellence,” Schickling said. “The Victor Central School District is unique in its ability to offer such a vast array of programs and experiences for children while maintaining a close-knit community atmosphere.”
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