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Michael Vespi Hired as Assistant Superintendent for Business

Michael Vespi

Pittsford Central School District welcomes Michael Vespi to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Business. Vespi’s appointment was approved by the PCSD Board of Education on July 12, 2022, and he begins on September 12, replacing Darrin Kenney who is retiring.

Vespi will lead the development and implementation of the District’s annual budget and will oversee the District’s departments of Business; Operations, Maintenance & Security; Transportation; and Food Services.

“Michael Vespi has had an accomplished career in the management, supervision and strategic planning of school business services,” said Superintendent Michael Pero. “He will be a welcome addition to our Central Office Team.”

Mr. Vespi comes to PCSD from the South Orangetown Central School District where he served as the School Business Administrator and was the Board of Education liaison for the Facilities, Audit and Finance Committees. As School Business Administrator, he orchestrated the development of a $101.5 million budget and was responsible for all support staff operations, including private contracts for security, cleaning and food service. He also managed the pre-referendum scope review and approval of a $49.9 million capital project.

Prior to his work with the South Orangetown Central School District, Vespi was Assistant Superintendent for Business Services for Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District from 2007-17, and a Senior Analytics Advisor for Frontline Education/Forecast5Analytics, Inc., from 2017-21, where he advised more than 95 school districts on budget planning and development. His prior experience includes business administrator roles with two school districts and serving as a middle school math teacher and department chair.

In addition, Vespi has taught long-range financial planning and strategic planning courses for the Association of School Business Officials of New York and is an adjunct professor at The College of Saint Rose, where he mentors future school district business leaders through the certification process. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1992-1996.

Vespi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Management from the SUNY Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in Special Education from Syracuse University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY Oswego. He also earned a School District Administrator Certificate and NYS Permanent Teaching Certifications in Business and Distributive Education (grades 7-12), Special Education (grades K-12) and Elementary Education (grades K-6).