Search is on for superintendent

GLOVERSVILLE — Applications for the Gloversville superintendent position are due at the end of October, according to a news release from the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

HFM BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel will be assisting the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education as it searches for a new superintendent of schools.

Michel has help coordinate other superintendent searches for the HFM region including Fonda-Fultonville Central, Mayfield Central, Northville Central and Lake Pleasant Central School all in 2014.

GESD is seeking a new superintendent after previous superintendent Michael Vanyo left the position on June 30 to take a similar post at the Ichabod Crane Central School District. Vanyo joined the Gloversville Enlarged School District in 2012 after spending time at Liberty Central School District in Sullivan County where he was superintendent.

Interim Superintendent Robert DeLilli took over on July 1. DeLilli retired as Greater Johnstown School District superintendent on Feb. 8 after five years with the district. That position has been taken over by Patricia Kilburn.

Since taking over, DeLilli has overseen the completion of a conversion to a hybrid model at the elementary school and the start of a $37.8 million capital project.

The new superintendent will also oversee the continuing capital project.

DeLilli has agreed to stay on until a new superintendent can begin work.

According to HFM, as part of their statutory duties, BOCES superintendents may be asked by component school boards to act as a consultant in superintendent searches. The search services will be provided free of charge to Gloversville, beyond the cost of advertising.

“Michel will direct the recruitment process and assist with the development of selection criteria and a process for interviews,” the release states.

BOCES states that based on criteria developed by the GESD Board of Education, to be considered, candidates must have previous assistant superintendent, superintendent or other central administration experience.

“Strong consideration will be given to candidates who are willing to reside in the district,” the release states.

According to HFM BOCES, the job has been posted on job boards with the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS), the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) and OLAS, the On-line Application System for Educators, which serves school districts throughout the state. Online advertisements have also been posted with Education Week and the New York Times.

The deadline for candidates to submit applications is Oct. 27. The initial round of interviews is expected to take place the last week of November.

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