On Thursday, August 5, the Fort Plain Board of Education accepted the resignation of superintendent John Bishop, effective August 6, 2021. Additionally, the Board appointed Jeffery Ziegler to serve as interim superintendent starting August 9, 2021. Mr. Ziegler is the retired superintendent of the Fort Edward Union Free School District, serving seven years as their superintendent prior to his retirement in 2015.
Mr. Ziegler works as a private education consultant and has served in numerous interim leadership positions in recent years. Since his retirement from Fort Edward, Mr. Ziegler has served as interim curriculum director in the Lake George and Schuylerville School Districts. Most recently, Mr. Ziegler was the interim superintendent of schools in the Duanesburg Central School District in 2019-20.