Mr. Jamie Farr was appointed as Superintendent of Schools in the Canandaigua City School District on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He started in the position on July 1, 2017, succeeding Mrs. Lynne Erdle, who retired on June 30, 2017.
Until joining the Canandaigua City School District as Superintendent, Mr. Farr’s entire educational career was in the neighboring Phelps-Clifton Springs district, better known as Midlakes. He was appointed as Superintendent at Midlakes in 2014, succeeding Mike Ford. He served previously as the Midlakes Middle and High School Principal from 2011-2014; Middle School Principal, 2008-2011; an Assistant Principal at the high school, 2005-08; Dean of Students for one year, 2004; and as a Health teacher from 1999-2003.
“It is a true honor to come to Canandaigua as superintendent and build on the work of Superintendent Erdle,” says Mr. Farr. “She and I had a strong working relationship as superintendents of adjacent school districts and I feel I have a solid grasp of the working culture in Canandaigua already.
Mr. Farr holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in School District Administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in health education from SUNY Brockport, where he also earned a masters in Education, Athletic Administration and Physical Education.
Mr. Farr grew up in Gouverneur, New York. After graduating from SUNY Brockport and taking the post at Midlakes as a teacher, he and his wife, Sarah, moved to Canandaigua and have been residents here for nearly 20 years. The couple has twins in the Middle School and a daughter at the Primary-Elementary School.
Mr. Farr is the 15th Superintendent for Canandaigua schools.