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Shaun Nelms Named Supt. For East High School


The Rochester School Board has voted to appoint Shaun Nelms as the Educational Partnership Organization (EPO) superintendent at East High School. He will assume the top leadership post at East on September 1st.

Nelms has served as the deputy superintendent since February, following state approval for the educational partnership with the University of Rochester.

As deputy superintendent, Nelms has overseen the hiring of staff and the day-to-day operations of the East EPO plan. He will succeed Stephen Uebbing, who has served as East’s EPO superintendent since July 1st. Uebbing will remain as the University’s project director for the East EPO.

Nelms previously served as deputy supt. in the Greece School District. Before that, he was in the Rochester City School District, serving as chief of schools for the northeast zone from 2009 to 2012 where he supervised more than 20 schools.

He also has been a principal in the Rush-Henrietta district. The U of R volunteered to take over East High after the state called for major changes at the school to turn around poor student performance.

The first day of school for East will be Tuesday, Sept. 8th.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.