SOUTH DEERFIELD — New leadership in several positions throughout the Frontier Regional Union 38 School District marks the biggest change for the coming school year.
Former Frontier Regional High School principal Darius Modestow will now serve as the district’s new interim school superintendent.
Modestow brings 15 years of administrative experience and 10 years experience as principal of Frontier Regional School.
Replacing Modestow as Frontier Regional’s new principal is George Lanides.
“I started on July 18, when Darius was moved up to superintendent,” Lanides said.
Lanides most recently was the assistant principal at Minnechaug Regional High School, and has also served as assistant principal in Greenfield and Westfield, and taught history in the Bronx for 10 years.
“It feels absolutely wonderful coming to Frontier Regional,” Lanides said. “Everybody here is so supportive, friendly and welcoming and I am really thrilled to be here.”
New at the high school this year will be online registration for sports, Lanides said.
Whately Elementary students will also see a new face in the principal’s office this year.