Welcome to JD George Elementary
Hello and thank you for visiting my school’s webpage. My name is Gary Bissaillon and this is my first year as principal within the VVS School District. I am very excited about the 2017-2018 school year. JD George has an excellent staff and we are committed to meeting the learning needs of all students who enter the building.
Although this is my first year as principal at JD George this is the start of my thirteenth year as an elementary school principal. With 28 years in all as an educator, I started my career as a special education teacher (9 years) and went on to teach fourth grade (5 years) in Auburn, New York. I’m a graduate of Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts and earned my Master’s Degree at SUNY Cortland. I later earned my Administrative Certificate in Educational Leadership also from SUNY Cortland.
Phone: (315) 829-7360
Education Philosophy & Vision:
I believe that education is the one of the foundations of a productive life that can lead to opportunities and the possibility of happy and successful life for all. Even with a solid, well-balanced education, there are many paths a student can go down leading to adulthood. I feel education can open doors and allows much room for personal choice for what any particular person may want to pursue. It is the responsibility of any public school to provide as rich and nurturing environment so that all students may thrive no matter what level they are currently performing at. I take this responsibility very seriously.
It is my hope that we successfully team up with students, parents, the community and all staff members to provide an environment that is beneficial to all students. Through the year we will work to create experiences for students to expand their knowledge base, inspire their creativity and allow them to problem solve and connect with others. Your support, your input and your time with this endeavor is valued.