Interim CDHS Principal David Proper

The Cairo-Durham Central School District would like to formally welcome and introduce our school community to Mr. David Proper, who on March 9th, 2023, was approved by the Board of Education to serve as the Interim Principal at Cairo-Durham High School.

Mr. Proper comes to CDHS after 23 years at Coxsackie-Athens Central School District, serving as a Vice Principal and Athletic Director for 10 years and Middle School Principal for his last 13 years. Possessing a background in being a High School Principal, Mr. Proper filled that role at Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany for a number of years prior to his time at Coxsackie-Athens.

After growing up in Columbia County, Mr. Proper attended SUNY Brockport and then SUNY Albany for his undergraduate and Master’s programs. Having been raised and working in the area surrounding Cairo-Durham, Mr. Proper says he is familiar with the district and has great respect for its strong history and makeup.

Mr. Proper has made it clear to district administration and faculty that he is excited to establish connections and interact with the people that make up our district in order to provide the best possible learning opportunities and experience for the student body.

Mr. Proper can be reached at or at 518-622-8543.