Leadership Team

The Cobleskill-Richmondville district administrative team includes the superintendent,  director of teaching and learning, director of student services, director of information technology and director of finance operations. The district’s administrative offices are located at 155 Washington Avenue, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

Dave SanderDavid Sander
Acting Superintendent of Schools
Director of Information Technology
(518) 234-8368, ext. 2222

David Sander joined Cobleskill-Richmondville in July of 2016 as the Director of Information Technology. In his role, he oversees the district's technology network and infrastructure as well as its technology education and budgeting.

Prior to joining the Cobleskill-Richmondville team, he worked at Morris Central School as an elementary teacher, coach and IT coordinator from  2006-2016.  

Mel AusfeldMelissa Ausfeld
Director of Student Services
Title IX Coordinator
(518) 234-3165, ext. 5018

Melissa Ausfeld was appointed Director of Student Services in July of 2017. In her role, she provides leadership in many areas, including federal grants, special education-related services, guidance and counseling, school-health services as well as school safety and data management.

An educator for more than 20 years, Mrs. Ausfeld previously was an assistant principal and principal at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School. Before joining the district, she had been an elementary school teacher, AIS coordinator and Dean of Students in Northville, N.Y.

Tracy FraleighTracy Fraleigh
Director of Finance and Operations
(518) 234-4032, ext. 2008

Tracy Fraleigh joined the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District as business manager in 2015. She oversees all aspects of the district’s business operations and plays a critical role in development of the annual budget.

Previously, she had served as the district treasurer in the Jefferson Central School District from 2007-2015. She also was District Treasurer at Middleburgh Central School, a senior account clerk at ONC BOCES, and an auditor at Wilber National Bank.

Scott McDonaldScott McDonald
Director of Teaching and Learning
Title IX Coordinator
(518) 234-4032, ext. 5010

Scott McDonald became the Director of Teaching and Learning in July 2019.  He oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of all components of the district's curriculum, instructional, and professional development programs.

Mr. McDonald joined the administrative team at C-R in 2003 first as an assistant principal and later as middle school principal.  As a classroom teacher, he taught high school English.