CASDA is excited to announce that former area superintendents Greg Aidala and Lee Bordick have joined our team of faculty experts. Their vast experience serving diverse school districts gives them unique insight into the challenges facing today’s school leaders. They have worked extensively in the areas of organizational leadership, Board of Education support and community engagement and will be an invaluable asset to districts striving to improve their leadership models.
Dr. Greg Aidala is best known in the Capital District for serving as Superintendent of Schools in Guilderland CSD from 2000-2007. His time there was marked by initiatives to support smaller class sizes, expansion in Advanced Placement offerings and the creation of the Foreign Language Early Start program. Dr. Aidala engaged the community by televising Board of Education meetings and creating a Citizen Budget Advisory Committee. His dedication to transparency, integrity, innovation and student support cast him as a special resource for today’s educational leaders.
Lee Bordick’s twenty-two years of service as the Superintendent of Schools in Lansingburgh CSD have marked him as a pillar of the Capital District’s educational community. Mr. Bordick’s tenure saw vast shifts in federal and state education policy, giving him extraordinary insight into the school change process. His expert stewardship in transitional periods is evidenced by Interim Superintendent appointments in Chatham CSD, Northeast CSD, Ichabod Crane CSD and Wynantskill UFSD following his retirement from Lansingburgh. Mr. Bordick’s robust engagement as a mentor of new administrators for the New York State Council of Superintendents demonstrates his commitment to ensuring that the leaders of tomorrow are prepared to meet the challenges of the future and best serve the needs of their school communities.
Dr. Aidala and Mr. Bordick exemplify the central values of integrity and commitment that support effective school leadership. Their knowledge of the challenges facing school leaders and history of initiating thoughtful, sustainable change make them genuine assets to both the CASDA Faculty and the Capital District’s community of educators.