The announced resignation of Rochester Superintendent, Bolgen Vargas, prompted the naming of an interim in his place.
The city’s new interim superintendent is the former leader of the Syracuse City School District, Daniel Lowengard.
Daniel Lowengard spent 39 years in public education. He started his career in education in Syracuse as a middle school teacher. After 9 years, Lowengard became an administrator and years down the line, Superintendent. Lowenguard also served as a Superintendent for the Utica City School District.
The accomplishments Lowenguard is most known for are raising the high school graduation rate in Syracuse to 70%, as well as supervising multiple construction projects and partnering with Syracuse University for the “Say Yes to Education” Foundation.
Lowenguard says over the last three years he has worked as an “outside educational expert” — evaluating individual schools here in Rochester.
Daniel Lowenguard will begin as Superintendent January 1st. He says he will move and live in Rochester.