Message from the High School Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome to what promises to be a great 2018-19 school year! I hope your summer has been filled with sunshine, time with friends, and a lot of fun, outdoor activities.

As the summer days wrap up, I am excited to meet and get to know all the students and staff in the building. With just over a month under my belt working here, I have had the opportunity to meet numerous teachers, staff, parents, students, and people in the community, all of whom have been extremely welcoming and supportive. It is obvious to me that I am very fortunate to have landed in an excellent place.

I grew up in a small town, similar to Greenville, called Hartford, NY. It is a close knit community with small town values and an expectation of excellence, both of which I feel are here already. From there, I attended SUNY Potsdam and then on to my masters degree at SUNY at Albany. Prior to accepting this position, I taught Social Studies and coached at Ichabod Crane Middle and High Schools, I was a MS/HS administrator in nearby Cairo- Durham CSD, and most recently I was an assistant principal in Guilderland, NY.

I am excited about using the knowledge and skills I have gained through these experiences to help Greenville High School be a nurturing, safe, and positive learning experience for all of our students. I look forward to working with you and your families every step of the way. Together we will continue to build upon the legacy of success that is Greenville. Together, we are Spartan STRONG!


Matthew Ward
High School Principal