Advertisement
 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

NCS picks interim superintendent

Friday, October 12, 2012 - Updated: 7:49 PM

By CARLA KOLBE

For the Recorder

NORTHVILLE -- Tuesday night's school board meeting here brought forth an early surprise. Debra Lynker of Roscoe was introduced as the district's interim superintendent.

Lynker is a retired superintendent from the Livingston Manor Central School District in Sullivan County.

She will serve while the school board continues its search for a permanent replacement for retired Superintendent Kathy Dougherty. The search is expected to take five to six months.

"I have had a great day, and this is a great place," Lynker said Tuesday. "Everyone, including the students, especially those on the high school level, were so nice. I am very impressed."

According to board president Jim Beirlein, the search for an interim superintendent began immediately upon Dougherty's resignation.

"In many cases, the retirement of a superintendent is anticipated months in advance, allowing a board time to search," said Beirlein. "We did not have that opportunity."

Beirlein pointed out that normally the district superintendent will take over as the interim, but in the case with H-F-M BOCES District Superintendent Patrick Michel, he is already serving as the interim for the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District.

Made available to the NCS school board was a list of candidates, mainly retired superintendents from which to choose. The board narrowed the scope to three candidates last week, and selected Lynker, who began her day Tuesday in Northville.

Also approved by the board was Brian Bishop as the district's secondary principal.

In light of the many changes the school district has undergone as of late, and the fact that the school is considered a focus school, board member Michael Feldman asked the principals and superintendent to be more specific in their monthly reports.

"I would like to see specifically key points explained particular to the direction we are moving, with programs, faculty and financing," said Feldman.

He asked them to disclose the plans they have to move forward. All agreed to the specifics. Lynker had already planed to have a board retreat where she can share her plans and learn what the board would like to see from her.

The next scheduled board of education meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. in the school's downstairs conference room.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Friday, February 05, 2016

    Golf board, city council at odds over setting fees
    Saturday, February 06, 2016

    Car crashes into Amsterdam home
    Saturday, February 06, 2016

    Four face charges after fights at school
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    Officials express concern wage hike will hurt business
    Monday, February 08, 2016

    Concerns spark resignations
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Michael J. Lais
    Saturday, February 06, 2016

    Amsterdam leaders eye Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant
    Friday, February 05, 2016

    Family begins endowment to help Make-A-Wish kids
    Monday, February 08, 2016

    Donations lining up to help develop park in East End
    Monday, February 08, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook