BIMNGHAMTON—The Catholic Schools of Broome County is pleased to announce that Matthew Martinkovic has been appointed principal of Seton Catholic Central Jr./ Sr. High School. Richard Bucci, the previous principal for the school, will now shift full-time into the role of president of the Catholic Schools of Broome County focusing on strengthening and growing the system.
Martinkovic, who currently serves as principal of St. James School in Johnson City, is certified by New York State as a school district administrator and a secondary science teacher. He is a graduate Seton Catholic Central earning his BS and Master of Art in Teaching from the State University of New York at Cortland. He completed his certification in School Building Leadership at Le Moyne College and will begin his position at Seton Central Catholic on Nov. 2.
“I am looking forward to being part of Seton Catholic Central, a school that is rich in faith and academic excellence. This is a great opportunity to return to my alma mater and lead SCC into the future,” said Martinkovic.
The search for a new principal at St. James will begin immediately. In the interim Karen Rattmann will serve as principal. Rattman is a parishioner at St. James and a member of the Catholic School Board. She has held a number of administrative positions including elementary building principal and assistant superintendent. She currently serves as an educational consultant to districts throughout the New York State