Local physician to support district in school reopening

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has hired a local physician to assist the district in its reopening of schools in September. 

On Aug. 24, the F-M Board of Education approved the appointment of Diane Montgomery, M.D., for 20 hours a week of service to serve as a COVID-19 Medical Supervisor, assisting the district’s chief school physician, Julie Colvin, M.D., and school nurses in carrying out their responsibilities as it relates to COVID-19. 

Dr. Montgomery will be ensuring that the COVID-19 safety plan’s protocols are being enforced, making recommendations for improvements and serving as the liaison for any COVID-related issues that require interaction with the Onondaga County health commissioner. She will consult regularly with the district’s chief school physician to ensure that the district has a coordinated effort to limit the number of COVID-19 infections in the schools and to reduce the chances of any spread. 

Dr. Montgomery is a pediatrician at the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Developmental Evaluation Center in Syracuse. She received her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Rochester Children’s Hospital at Strong. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Previously, she was in private practice in Syracuse. She and her husband have two sons, one graduated from F-M and one is currently a senior at F-M. She previously was a member of the branch board of managers of the East Area Family YMCA and was a governing board member of the St. Joseph’s College of Nursing.