Dr. Patricia Kilburn, who has been superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District since 2017, has been named district superintendent at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. Kilburn was appointed to the position Monday, July 29. She will complete her service as Johnstown superintendent Sept. 29, 2019.
“I am so proud of the people of Johnstown,” Kilburn said. “I’m probably most sad to leave behind so many great community members, students and the incredible faculty I’ve had the honor of serving. If there’s anything I can say that represents the Johnstown culture is that they’re all student-focused; they’re all professional and caring. That’s what makes it a great place to work and such a hard place to leave.”
During her tenure at GJSD, Kilburn changed existing financial management practices to address Johnstown’s structural budget deficit. In both 2018 and 2019, she worked to help district residents understand budget proposals that called for tax levy increases that were above Johnstown’s calculated tax levy “cap.” Kilburn also oversaw the completion of the district’s $39.6 million capital project. Kilburn previously served Johnstown as assistant superintendent and director of curriculum from 2008 to 2017. During that time, Kilburn worked with the GJSD faculty to support their ideas and their leadership of children.
Members of the GJSD Board of Education will discuss next steps during future meetings.