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Dr. Tracie Glazer Named Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Instructional Technology and Data Compliance

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Brighton Central School District Superintendent Dr. Kevin McGowan has announced the selection of Dr. Tracie Glazer as the Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Instructional Technology and Data Compliance.  

“We are incredibly fortunate that Dr. Tracie Glazer will be joining the District!” Dr. McGowan said. “We are in awe of her many talents, gifts, and experiences. Rarely does someone have an expertise in so many different areas.”

Dr. Glazer has been the Head of School at Hillel Community Day School in Brighton since 2014. Prior to that, she was the Program Director for Art Education, an Assistant Professor, and the Director of the Art for Children and Teens Laboratory School at Nazareth College. Dr. Glazer also has experience as a Visual Arts Teacher and Department Head through her work in the Pittsford and Newark school districts. She earned an associate degree in photographic technologies from Herkimer County Community College, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art education from Nazareth College, an administrative certification and Ed.D. in teaching and curriculum from the University of Rochester, and an advanced certification in leadership from Harvard University. Dr. Glazer lives in Brighton with her husband, Dr. Abraham Glazer, and their two children, Raizel, who is a freshman at BHS, and Gideon, who can’t wait to be a proud Bruin.

“Dr. Glazer is well known among educators and community members as a thoughtful, engaged, and highly effective leader who is relentless in her pursuit of excellence and innovation,” Dr. McGowan said. “She brings a myriad of different experiences and a deep background in the arts and educational technology to this role. Dr. Glazer has been a Head of School and community leader who has demonstrated heart, soul, limitless compassion, and exceptional intellect. There is no question that she will provide our highly successful visual and performing arts program with the leadership and support they need to continue their unique and long tradition of excellence. There is also no doubt that she will also be able to provide all of our staff with forward thinking and responsive leadership in the ever-growing instructional technology space.”

“I’m excited and look forward to joining the amazingly talented educators and students of the Brighton Central School District,” Dr. Glazer said. “I look forward to partnering with the community as we continue building upon the District’s historic strengths and showcasing every one of our children’s creativity and academic achievements. I can’t wait to begin serving our diverse student body and their families as both a district administrator and Bruins T-shirt wearing supporter!”

Dr. Glazer will work with Director of Innovative Student Learning Dr. Mike Liener to ensure the transition is smooth for everyone. Dr. Liener is retiring after providing great leadership in the District in his current role and previously as an assistant principal at BHS.