Dr. Tonia Thompson, Superintendent

Dr. Tonia Thompson Dr. Tonia Thompson brings 27 years of experience with the Binghamton City School District as she takes on the role of superintendent. Thompson most recently served as the assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, and accountability, where she was responsible for overseeing all curriculum development, assessments and oversaw the development and administration of competitive and non-competitive grant funds.
She chaired the district-wide Professional Development Committee, Curriculum Council, District Data Team, District Policy Committee, and Co-chairs the District Annual Professional Performance Review and Instructional Technology Committee. She led all activities related to accountability as related to student performance.
Thompson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry and concentration in human services, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching Science from Binghamton University. She began her career in education in 1987 as a high school science teacher, later moving to West Middle School to teach physical science. An opportunity to bring her knowledge of science teaching to the elementary level occurred when she took a position as a challenge teacher and teacher resource for elementary science for seven years.
During her tenure she was recognized as New York State Teacher of the Year by the Association for Gifted and Talented, National Presidential Award Winner in Elementary Science, Math, and Science and Technology Teacher of the Year – Roberson Museum. After receiving the national Albert Einstein Distinguished Teaching Fellowship award, she served as a fellow at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. Interested in continuing her education, she returned to New York State as a graduate student at Syracuse University in pursuit of a Certificate in Educational Leadership. As an Administrative Intern with Skaneateles School District, she was recognized for her work by receiving the Lansing G. Baker Award for Outstanding Educational Leadership Intern. She additionally earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Syracuse University, where she studied the impact of parent education on families and children. Thompson is appreciative of the opportunity to lead the school district forward in hopes of educating, empowering and challenging all students. 

Karry Mullins, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Budget

Karry Mullins A native of Binghamton and a graduate of Binghamton North High School, Mrs. Karry Mullins has utilized her leadership skills in the classroom, as a building principal and as a district administrator to make a difference in the Binghamton schools.
Mrs. Mullins received a B.S Ed degree in Special Education/Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo, her M.A. from Binghamton University, and her Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY-Cortland. 
From 1987-1998, she worked as a special education teacher in the Binghamton City School District. From 1994-1996, she took a leave of absence from her position to oversee a NYSED grant to support students re-entering schools after a Traumatic Brain Injury in the Southern Tier.
In 1998, she was named Assistant Director of Special Services and, in 1999, moved to Director of Special Services, a position she held until 2010 when she assumed her role as Principal of Calvin Coolidge Elementary until 2013.
In her current position as Assistant Superintendent for Administration, Mrs. Mullins develops and administers the district-wide budget and long-range financial planning. She supervises all business functions of the district, including business management, transportation, buildings and grounds, and food service operations. She oversees district-wide capital improvements, including the rebuilding of MacArthur Elementary School. She works with the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability in developing the Contract for Excellence funding plan. She coordinates district-wide emergency response, safety and risk management. She performs annual professional reviews for administrative personnel and assists the Superintendent as needed.

Michael Holly, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Administration

Born and raised in Binghamton, and a graduate of Binghamton High School, Mr. Michael Holly has served our District as a teaching assistant, teacher/coach, assistant principal and building principal since 1994. Mr. Holly received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and an M.S. in Secondary Education from SUNY-Cortland.
Mr. Holly began his career as a recreation attendant at the high school pool. After serving as a teaching assistant running the in-school suspension program at the high school, he taught high school Social Studies for seven years before becoming assistant principal at East Middle School and then principal of West Middle School.
In his current position as Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Administration, Mr. Holly supervises all business functions of the district, including business management, transportation, buildings and grounds, and food service operations. Mr. Holly oversees district-wide capital improvements and coordinates district-wide emergency response, safety, and risk management protocols. Additionally, Mr. Holly performs annual professional performance reviews for administrative personnel and assists the Superintendent as needed.

Binghamton High School Kevin Richman 762-8244 
 Associate Principal Miriam Purdy  
 Associate Principal Dawne Anna-Adams  
 Assistant Principal Eudes Clarke
 Assistant Principal Dario Vasquez  
East Middle School Tim Simonds 762-8300
 Assistant Principal Michelle Raleigh  
 Assistant Principal Ronald Smith  
West Middle School Kristine Battaglino 763-8400
 Assistant Principal  Dorian Zahka  
 Assistant Principal Gerald Lynch  
Coolidge Elementary Mary Kay Ryan 762-8290
Franklin Elementary Kyle Skinner 762-8340
 Assistant Principal Kelly Bough  
Jefferson Elementary Sarah Wiggins 763-8430
MacArthur Elementary Lori Asquith 762-8119
Mann Elementary Peter Stewart 762-8270
Roosevelt Elementary David Chilson 762-8280
 Assistant Principal  Richelle Acquisto  
Wilson Elementary Daniel Miller 763-8440
 Assistant Principal Laura Ansbro  


Attendance & Pupil Services

Deb Card 762-8114
Curriculum (Humanities) Jennifer Dove 762-8100 x 309
Curriculum (STEM) Brenda Lidestri 762-8100 x 308
Educational Technology Erin Thompson-Miller  762-8100 x 328
Fine Arts & World Language
Margaret McGarry 762-8245
Health, Phys. Education & Athletics David Garbarino 762-8148
Math Department Chair Monica Stento  
Social Studies Department Chair Steve McGovern  
English Department Chair Richard Dutko  
Science Department Chair Scout Orr  
Personnel David Thon 762-8100 x 412
Special Services Tia Rodriguez 762-8136 x 201
Special Services Velvet Tanner 762-8136 x 201
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