Ernie Davis Academy announces new acting principal

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Elmira City School District has announced a new acting principal of Ernie Davis Academy Wednesday.

Colin Werfelman will be the Acting Principal of EDA starting in January 2022, according to a news release from the district. Werfelman is currently the Diven Elementary School principal and will transition to Ernie Davis over the next six weeks.

He’s been the Diven Elementary Principal for three years and worked at the secondary level in Baltimore, Maryland before working in Elmira.

Jo Legare, current Assistant Principal of Diven Elementary, will serve as Acting Principal for the remainder of this academic year at Diven Elementary.

The school district announced Wednesday, Theresa Usack, the current acting principal at Ernie Davis, will be moving to the position of District Evaluator and Hearing Officer. Her announcement comes amid several reports of bullying in EDA and calls from parents on the administration to address the problem.

The move was announced the same day parents voiced their concerns at an Elmira City School District board meeting.

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