Pictured are incoming Interim Elementary School Principal Sherry Bennett, left, and outgoing Principal Kelly Beitz, right.

The Attica Central School District Board of Education has named Assistant Middle School Principal Sherry Bennett interim principal of Attica Elementary School.  

The Board unanimously approved Bennett’s appointment at its Dec. 8 meeting. She will begin in her new role Jan. 3, 2023.

Bennett will temporarily fill the position following the departure of current Elementary School Principal Kelly Beitz, who is retiring effective Jan. 3. 

“I would like to formally thank Mrs. Kelly Beitz for her many years of service to the families, students, faculty and staff of Attica Central School District,” said Superintendent Dr. Kiel Illg. “At the same time, we’re excited to welcome Mrs. Sherry Bennett to this interim position. Sherry is an extremely capable and student-centered administrator administrator and I’m confident she’ll serve our elementary school students with the same skill and dedication she has displayed in our middle school.” 

The district expects to begin its search for a permanent elementary school principal in spring 2023 and will share updates then.