Scott Zipp, the assistant superintendent for Cheektowaga Central School District, was appointed superintendent by the Board of Education during the Nov. 8 meeting, effective Nov. 14, 2022.
He began his career at Cheektowaga Central High School in 1998 as a biology teacher. During the 2008-09 school year, he was a teacher on special assignment. In 2009, he was named assistant high school principal and held that post until 2014 when he was named high school principal. While at the high school, he also served as a varsity coach for 23 years. In 2021, he was named assistant superintendent of schools where he was responsible for serving as the district’s chief information officer and supervising all aspects of the business office and human resources.
In his high school leadership role, he created a positive school-wide culture for students and staff. He developed a character education program that has been integrated with daily instruction. He created the Lead Teacher framework for the high school and was the lead administrator for the district’s COVID-19 reopening plan. He was a visible presence at open houses, parent-teacher conferences, community nights and the virtual town hall parent information sessions.
Within the community, he was an original committee member for the opening of a Boys and Girls club in the town of Cheektowaga and later served as the financial representative for the Boys and Girls Club of Cheektowaga, Depew and Lancaster.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in science education from Buffalo State College. He earned a master’s degree in science education and school building leader certification from Canisius College. He earned a certificate of advanced studies in school district leader from Niagara University.