Board of Education appoints Mott Road Elementary School Interim Principal for the 2024-25 school year

The F-M Board of Education during its July 2, 2024 meeting appointed Lisa Geraci-Civiletto as Mott Road Elementary School’s Interim Building Principal.

The BOE appoints Lisa Geraci-Civiletto as Mott Road Elementary School Interim principal, effective July 22, 2024.
The BOE appoints Lisa Geraci-Civiletto as Mott Road Elementary School Interim principal, effective July 22, 2024.

“I look forward to getting to know each of you and working together to ensure a successful and fulfilling school year,” Geraci-Civiletto said. “Let’s make this year at Mott Road Elementary School a memorable and rewarding experience for everyone!”

The change comes as 2023-24 school year principal Patrick McNamara moves to his new position as F-M High School principal. Retired Fayetteville Elementary School principal Eileen Lux is serving as Mott Road Elementary Interim Principal through August 4. 

“As a former longtime member of the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District Faculty, Lisa brings a wealth of experience to this assignment,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Tice. “Her extensive leadership experience and her intimate knowledge of the district will help make her transition seamless.”

Geraci-Civiletto most recently worked as the Director of Elementary Special Education at Liverpool School District, where she provided oversight for special education programming (K-5), supervised special education teachers, OT/PT, school psychologists, and Speech-Language Pathologists, and served as chairperson for CSE meetings

A familiar face in the F-M district, Geraci-Civiletto began her career here in 2003. During her time with F-M, she served as the Elementary Dean of Students, Literacy Program Coordinator, Instructional Fair Coordinator, Academic Intervention Services Specialist for Mathematics Grades 2-4, and as a Wellwood Middle School teacher in Grades 5 and 6.

“I encourage you to actively engage with our school community throughout the year,” added Geraci-Civiletto. “Together, we can make a significant impact on your child’s educational journey. Communication is key, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our staff with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have.”

Geraci-Civiletto graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Inclusive Elementary & Special Education, then went on to earn a Master of Science in Literacy from Syracuse University, a Certificate of Advanced Study from LeMoyne College, and a Master of Arts in Elementary Mathematics Education from Ball State University.

Among several other accolades and certifications, Geraci-Civiletto was recognized as a National Board Certified teacher as well as a New York State Master Teacher by the New York State Education Department during her time at Wellwood Middle School.

Pending final board approval, Geraci-Civiletto will start in her new position on July 22, 2024, where she will overlap with Lux for two weeks.