Dr. Carmine Peluso
    Superintendent of Schools


Dr. Carmine Peluso

  • Dr. Peluso was unanimously selected by the Board of Education as Superintendent in December 2022.  He most recently served as the Deputy Superintendent of Operations and Administration for the Rochester City School District. Prior to this role, he served as a Chief of Schools since 2018, where he supervised and supported teaching, learning, operations, and leadership at a network of our schools. Prior to his role as Chief of Schools, Dr. Peluso was Principal of Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School No. 34, where he led reforms to move the school from the NYS Receivership list, out of Priority School status, and into good standing. Before joining the District, he was Principal of East Rochester Junior/Senior High School in East Rochester and served in Assistant Principal roles. Prior to becoming a school leader, he was a classroom teacher here in the RCSD at Edison Technical and Occupational Learning Center and in the Pittsford Central School District.

    A longtime educator at the RCSD, Dr. Peluso knows our students, families, staff, city, and the community. Entering his 25th year in the field, he has focused on working with stakeholders to solve problems and implement creative actions to support students, families, and staff.

    Dr. Peluso earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Distributive Education from Nazareth College, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from St. John Fisher College, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Leadership from Niagara University, and a Doctorate in Education from St. John Fisher College.