CCS Superintendent Since 2010
COOPERSTOWN – C.J. Hebert, Cooperstown Central School superintendent since 2010, died Sunday in an ATV crash, faculty and staff were told at an 8 a.m. gathering today in Sterling Auditorium.
That something was amiss was apparent to parents and teachers when they awoke today to an e-mail from the school district, advising them classes had been cancelled “due to an emergency” and district employees summoned to the auditorium.
The CCS board is preparing a letter to the community at this hour.
Raised in Natural Bridge, Jefferson County, Hebert graduated from Carthage High School, then received his bachelor’s from SUNY Oswego and master’s from SUNY Albany.
He taught English at Corinth High School, Saratoga County, and rose to principal there before taking a similar position in Hudson Falls, in nearby Washington County.
His wife, Tammy, was also an English teacher who became an administrator; she is currently assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at Windham Ashland Jewett Central School. The couple was living in Cobleskill, halfway between the two districts.
The couple has three children, Christina and Christopher, both teachers, and Cliff, who graduated from CCS in 2012.