Superintendent of Schools

Phone: 518-747-4529 Ext. 3101


Degrees and Certifications:

Richard DeMallie Ed. D.

Prior to being appointed to the position of Superintendent in 2022, I served as the High School Principal for the Gloversville Enlarged School District. In the 21 years I was in Gloversville, I was also a P.E. Teacher and Assistant Principal.  Before Gloversville, I worked for the LaSalle School for Boys in Albany and the Scotia Glenville School District as a P. E. teacher and coach.  I have coached Track, Basketball, Bowling and Football.  

I grew up in a small town, and the foundation of who I am comes from a tight-knit community, such as Fort Edward, where the school is the hub of the Village. After high school, I attended Fulton Montgomery Community College (FMCC), where I earned my Associates in Science Degree. After FMCC, I earned my Bachelors of Science Degree with a concentration in teaching from SUNY Cortland.  I then moved back home and began my teaching career while simultaneously attending The College of St. Rose, where I earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. In 2010, I went back to school and attended The Sage College of Albany to earn my advanced degree.    

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any issues. My cell number is 518-866-9722.  I truly thank you for your trust and support, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you towards the success of every child in our District. 

Pre-K - 12 Principal

Phone: 518-747-4529 Ext. 3102


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Erin Russo

Originally from Johnstown, NY, Mrs. Russo is happy to be coming back to the area.  After graduating from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, she received her Masters in School Counseling from Sage Graduate School. Mrs. Russo has been involved in the education field since 2000.  She served most of that time as a school counselor.  In 2021, she received her administrative degree from MCLA.  She served as summer school principal before coming to Fort Edward.
"I see my role as principal as a supportive one; I want to support the teachers and the students of Fort Edward to make sure they have what they need to do their best everyday.  I believe in listening, observing, and reflecting, and not being afraid to do something different.  I believe in collaboration and communication.  Most importantly, I believe that we are all on the same team."
Mrs. Russo and her husband have two children and one dog.  Her hobbies include running and working out (sometimes faithfully, sometimes not), reading, and traveling.

Director of Pupil Services

Phone: 518-747-4529 Ext. 3125


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Joyce Long

Ms. Joyce Long has spent the past 21 years supporting and empowering students to discover and pursue their individual passions with knowledge, confidence, and caring.  It is her desire that every student thrives each year to pursue a career and/or college ready pathway leading to becoming a productive member of society.  Ms. Long has pursued this personal journey with her son, Adam and advocates for the best outcomes for students with special needs. 

Ms. Long began her educational journey at Marist College with a B.S. in psychology, then to pursue a dual Masters degree in elementary and special education at Mt. St. Mary’s College and finally, pursuing her Advanced Degree of Study in Educational Leadership at SUNY New Paltz.    Early in my teaching career, I spent 10 years educating children with Autism and extreme emotional disabilities.  She has created multiple specialized programs throughout her career focused on supporting the needs of the whole child.  These experiences shaped her inclination for equal access and cultural responsiveness in all educational environments.  

During my most recent tenure as Superintendent, Ms. Long focused her attention on educating deaf and hard of hearing students supporting them from more than 15 districts throughout the state. Prior to this position, Ms. Long dedicated her time as Director of Student Services in Peekskill City Schools serving more than 750 special education students and serving on the SEPTO board.  

Ms. Long has presented to NYSSBA as an expert in the field of special education. In addition, she has received a Career Service award for her dedication and services to special education students throughout her career. Ms. Long dedicates her time supporting  life-long learning and continuously seeks out experiences to grow both professionally and personally.  Beyond her professional activities, she is a member of Lions Club, NYCASE,  and owner of Makibren Soapworx.  

Most recently, Ms. Long  was appointed as the Director of Pupil Services at the Fort Edward Union Free School District and is very much excited to work with the students and families of the community.