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David Bertram named Director of Student Engagement and Athletics

David Bertram headshotFort Plain CSD welcomes David Bertram as the new Director of Student Engagement and Athletics. He was appointed at the July 14, 2022, Board of Education meeting.

Bertram joins the Fort Plain Central School District having served public education for many years in assignments as an elementary teacher, boys varsity basketball and tennis coach and as an administrator. His resume includes professional experiences at Cooperstown Central School District and most recently, as the Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for Mohonasen Central School District.

Bertram stated, “I am extremely excited to start my new adventure as a Hilltopper. There is a rich tradition at Fort Plain and together we will continue to work on delivering the best possible experience for our students.”

Mr. Betram is a proven, effective coach having led the boys varsity basketball and tennis teams at Cooperstown CSD to win many sectional and league titles including two trips to the NYS final four for both basketball and tennis.

Superintendent Crisman said, “Mr. Bertram’s diverse experiences in education, from classroom to coaching, made him the ideal candidate for this new position. He will bring a breadth of knowledge to the job and possesses strong leadership skills. The position’s responsibilities will focus on strengthening the overall student experience by giving enhanced attention and support to our co curricular, extracurricular and athletic programs K-12. In addition, Mr. Bertram will provide mentoring to new or novice athletic coaches.”

Mr. Bertram will begin employment with the District on July 18, 2022. To reach David Bertram, please contact the Main Office in the Jr./Sr. High School or email him at

Media coverage:

Daily Gazette: Bertram takes over as Fort Plain athletic director; served at Mohonasen for 2 years