We proudly welcome Bill Karn ’05 to the Board of Trustees, and look forward to collaborating with him to support the future of student athletics and academics. Bill has been a resident of Carrabassett Valley since 2020. He moved to the area with his wife, Kim, and daughters, Emmelyn (age 7) and Eliza (age 5). Bill graduated from CVA, as an alpine racer, in 2005. His favorite part about CVA was how every day was always exciting, whether it be on the hill or in the classroom. He went on to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), graduating in 2009 with a dual degree in Computer Science and Computer and Systems Engineering. Since then, he has primarily worked for large technology companies, focusing on cloud networking and automation.
Please help us welcome Alex Godomsky ’91 to the team as our new Director of Finance and Development. Alex comes to CVA with a breadth of private school experience. In his 24-year tenure at Hebron Academy Alex has held a number of roles including Assistant Head of School, Director of Student Life, IT director, Math and Science Faculty, and Athletic Trainer. He is a graduate of Bates College with a B.S. in Physics and is a CVA alumnus from the Class of 1991. A Farmington native, Alex has long been involved in Maine alpine racing and coaching, most recently, in the CVA Weekend Program. Over the years in his expanding roles and responsibilities Alex has developed a full understanding of the operations of independent schools and student programs. In collaboration with colleagues and board members he has managed strategic plans and financial objectives while supporting his colleagues, the students and being sensitive to the school’s mission. The Godomsky name is one familiar to CVA and Sugarloaf. Alex and his brother Mark (CVA Class of ‘’87) grew up ski racing at Sugarloaf. Alex is excited to be back at the Loaf with his wife, Jennifer, and three children Joseph, Daniel ’22, and Ethan ’27.
All of us in the CVA community wish to share a warm thank you and best wishes to Steve Sitz, who will retire from CVA at the end of this month. Over the past 17 years here, Steve’s contributions to the school cannot be overstated. In his tenure, Steve’s titles of teacher, IT manager and Director of Finance haven’t remotely defined all his roles. No matter what the task or the responsibility, when asked to serve, Steve has always stepped up. His smart, strategic and conscientious financial planning and management is the reason the school is in such a strong position today. He was honored by the CVA Board of Trustees with the H. King Cummings Service award during the 2021 graduation ceremony, an award that honors those who have performed valuable service beyond normal expectations and have made an outstanding contribution to the growth and development of CVA. Thank you Steve for your wise counsel and friendship – and your bottomless bowl of candy.