• Hello Panama! 

    I would like to thank the Board of Education, the faculty, staff, students, and administration as well as the Panama community for making my transition to this great district a smooth and very welcome one.  I would also like to thank Mr. Lictus for his many years of thoughtful dedication to the Panama Central School District.  We wish Mr. Lictus the very best in a well-deserved retirement!

    I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself to the Panama community and welcome any visits - my door is always open.

    Carrie and I moved to Olean 19 years ago when our son, Maxwell, was born.  We also have a cat named Brix who generally does nothing of value.  My previous experience in education includes time serving as an ELA teacher, school counselor, staff developer, curriculum coordinator, high school & elementary school principal, and I spent the last 6 years serving in Olean City Schools as the Director of Human Resources.

    I am honored to be here.  I claim my original homeland as Northern Maine.  Yes, a distinction needs to be made between Northern & Southern Maine, as I understand some in our area claim distinctions around geographic areas as well.  I grew up in a farming and logging community and spent most of my childhood working on various potato and dairy farms and the local grocery store.  I have spent most of my adult life in Western New York with two small stints in Maine & Tennessee.  Spending time with Carrie & Max is my favorite thing to do - the cat is also sometimes in the room.  I have the joy mixed with sorrow of loving golf, enjoy walking & cycling, am particularly fond of autumn, and love the Bills & the Bonas!  And yes, I must confess, the Red Sox are a superior ball club (though this year was a little suspect). :)

    I believe deeply in the power of public education and particularly the unique opportunities that a rural public education provides.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you and I welcome your feedback.  Together, we will continue the strong and proud traditions that make our students thrive as well as forge new pathways to learning new things.  Should you ever be interested in discussing teaching, learning, and the pathways to getting better, please drop by!


    Aaron W. Wolfe

    Superintendent of Schools

    (716) 782-2455


    Go Panthers!  

    Go Wolfpack!

    Go be GREAT!