FREDONIA - Susan Amatuzzo, a State University at Fredonia graduate and former director at the Jamestown YWCA, has been named SUNY Fredonia Campus and Community Children's Center director.
"The childcare center has always been the premier center in my eyes," Amatuzzo said, "and I am proud to say that the childcare center is a part of our university."
Prior to beginning her new position in June, Amatuzzo was director of early childcare and education at the Jamestown YWCA. She supervised all staff members of the day care center, which serves children six weeks through 12 years of age and also operates a summer camp. She previously worked as a substitute teacher in the Fredonia and Cassadaga Valley school districts.
Amatuzzo earned a bachelor's degree in childhood education, with an early childhood concentration, from SUNY Fredonia in 2006. She added a masters degree in education/literacy from the State University at Albany in 2011. She was born and raised in Fredonia and graduated from Fredonia High School in 1985.
At the Campus and Community Children's Center, Amatuzzo supervises a staff of 40 people who provide programming, supervision and activities for up to 70 children, from eight weeks through 12 years of age. She succeeds longtime director Judy Metzger, who retired earlier this year.