Kane was chosen from a pool of some 60 applicants, according to information from the district, and was one of the finalists selected by staff and parents in the district.
"Though we had many qualified candidates for this position, Colleen's exceptional qualities stood out for me and members of the interview team," said Superintendent Jim Schultz in a statement. "She is a visionary leader who will be able to pull together and work with all the stakeholder groups at our middle school. As soon as the Burnt Hills visiting team walked into her school in Goshen, we felt a sense of family and community among the staff and students there."
Kane holds a certificate of advanced studies in educational administration from the College of St. Rose, bachelors and masters degrees from Russell Sage College and New York State certification as a school district administrator and a school counselor.