Ithaca, N.Y. — The Ithaca City School District announced Wednesday that Jason Trumble will become the district’s next Chief Administrative Officer for the 2014-2015 school year.

Jason Trumble, Ithaca High School’s next Chief Administration Officer. Courtesy of

Trumble will take on the leadership responsibilities left by outgoing principal Jarett Powers, who begins his tenure as Superintendent of Union Springs Central School District next month, according to ICSD.

In an ICSD press release Trumble said, “I’m looking forward to continuing the positive momentum that exists at Ithaca High School and working with staff in their quest to achieve a 100% graduation rate.”

Trumble has worked for ICSD for over 20 years. He has worked as a social studies teacher, an associate principal and principal of Boynton Middle School, and has served as the Chief Secondary Officer for ICSD since 2012.

Apart from his responsibilities as interim principal, Trumble will also head the search for IHS’s next principal.

Following selection of a new principal for 2015-2016 academic year, Trumble will take on the full responsibilities of the Chief Administrative Officer, which include “overseeing student and family supports, and broader district operations including athletics, transportation, food service, maintenance and facilities as well as school building safety and climate,” according to an ICSD press release.

The district also announced that Dr. Matt Landahl will become the ICSD’s next Chief Academic Officer. According to a press release by ICSD, the responsibilities of the Chief Academic Officer are to “oversee the facilitation of engaging and empowering learning experiences in all classrooms and supervise professional development, technology and arts integration, and special education throughout the District.”

Of his new role Landahl said, “I will bring a collaborative spirit to my work to provide quality learning experiences for students, teachers and staff throughout the Ithaca City School District.”

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