The FWSU Story: Welcome, Donald Van Nostrand!

On July 1, 2019 Donald Van Nostrand joins the Franklin West Supervisory Union (FWSU) as our Interim Superintendent of Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Van Nostrand currently serves as Interim Principal at JJ Flynn Elementary School in the Burlington School District. Prior to his current position he served as Interim Superintendent for the Grand Isle Supervisory Union.

The decision comes after the Franklin West Supervisory Union Board of Directors interviewed two finalists on June 3, 2019. The Board voted unanimously to offer Donald Van Nostrand a one-year contract from July 1 2019 to June 30, 2020. During the 2019-2020 school year a full search for a permanent Superintendent will take place.

Mr. Van Nostrand has an extensive background in education and served as Superintendent of Orleans Central Supervisory Union prior to his position as Interim Superintendent of Grand Isle SU. Franklin West is confident that Mr. Van Nostrand’s vast administrative experience will provide continuity and stability for the Supervisory Union over the next year.

FWSU Board Chair, Tara Sweet said, “The FWSU Board is pleased to welcome Don to our supervisory union. His deep expertise and leadership skills make him a great fit to help FWSU through this unexpected transition and to lead us in continuing to provide the best possible education for all students within FWSU.”

FWSU looks forward to expanding our vision for continuous improvement by growing our “belief in what is possible” and moving forward together.

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