High School Principal Matt Mahoney Set To Retire

September 14, 2022

Gananda Families,

We want to let you know of a change in status for our high school principal, Mr. Matt Mahoney.  Effective September 30, 2022, Mr. Mahoney will be retiring as the high school principal at Ruben A. Cirillo High School.  Effective October 5, he will assume the title of interim principal for the remainder of this school year.  He will remain in the role of interim high school principal until the end of this school year, June 30, 2023.

The change in status will give the district time to search for his replacement. We anticipate posting the position in January 2023 so that we can get an early start to finding our next high school principal.

We are grateful for Mr. Mahoney’s commitment to our students, families, and staff for the last 21 years. He started with the district on July 23, 2001 as the middle school principal before becoming the high school principal in 2016.

We hope that this change will create a smooth transition for our students and staff next year. 


Shawn Van Scoy, Ed.D

Superintendent, Gananda Schools