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2014-09-10 / Business

Chamber of Commerce luncheon to feature Dawn Mirand


Dawn Mirand Dawn Mirand The new superintendent of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District — Dawn Mirand — will be the featured speaker at the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s next monthly luncheon.

The luncheon will take place Friday, Sept. 19, at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. Registration and networking will be at 11:30 a.m., and the program begins at noon. The $20 ticket includes a hot lunch entree, salad and dessert. RSVPs are requested by Sept. 17 by calling 874-1202 or emailing tracey@ken-ton.org.

Mirand, who succeeded Mark Mondanaro upon his retirement on July 31, will discuss current programs and curriculums; how businesses can obtain student interns; the school budget process; where tax dollars go; and the shrinking enrollment causing closure and consolidation. A time for questions and answers will follow.

“We are confident that Dawn Mirand has aptly demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to continue to move the district forward in the years to come,” said Steve Brooks, vice president of the Board of Education.

Since 2011, Mirand has served as superintendent of the Mount Morris Central School District. Additional leadership experience includes her work as an elementary principal at Lake Shore Central School District from 2006 to 2011.

Prior to her administrative roles, Mirand was a teacher for the Clarence Central School District from 1986 to 2006 and for the Diocese of Buffalo from 1984 to 1986.

“I am very excited to join the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District team,” said Mirand, who has agreed to a five-year contract.

“I look forward to continuing the great work occurring in Ken-Ton and building on the strengths of the district so that all of our students are successful,” she said. “Supporting faculty and staff while involving our parents and community will help us ensure premier learning opportunities. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda community.”

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