Fayetteville Elementary principal announces June retirement

Following a 30 year career in education, including 15 years spent at the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, Fayetteville Elementary School principal Mrs. Eileen Lux has announced that she will retire in June.

“Eileen spent her years at Fayetteville Elementary developing trust, expanding communication, and deepening connections with families,“ explained Superintendent of Schools Dr. Craig Tice. “Her student-centered approach has fostered an exceptional school community, creating an environment that will continue to thrive beyond her retirement.”

After graduating from SUNY Cortland with a degree in elementary education, Lux began her teaching career at Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District as a fourth grade teacher, and later went on to become an Instructional Specialist with the district. Lux continued her education at Syracuse University, where she received a Masters in Reading Education, and years later, a degree in Educational Leadership. 

In 2008, Lux joined the F-M school community as an Assistant Principal at Eagle Hill Middle School. Lux transitioned to principal of Fayetteville Elementary School in 2012, and has since remained in that position.

During her time with F-M, Lux has led Fayetteville Elementary to many incredible accomplishments, including a National Blue Ribbon designation in 2021. The designation indicates that  the school was nominated by the State Education Department as an Exemplary High Performing School, meaning it’s among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments and/or nationally normed tests. Fayetteville Elementary was one of 325 schools nationwide to receive the recognition that year, and it’s a designation that never expires.

Lux’s last day with the district will be June 30, 2024. The district will conduct a search for a new building principal and expects to fill the position at Fayetteville Elementary School before the start of the 2024-25 school year.