Timothy Seymour, a Malone resident, and the current superintendent of St. Regis Falls Central School, is one of three finalists for the superintendent post in the Lake Placid Central School District. Alexander Violo/Malone Telegram

ST. REGIS FALLS — A Malone resident, the current superintendent of St. Regis Falls Central School District, is a finalist in Lake Placid’s search for a new superintendent.

Timothy Seymour, who took over the superintendent post in St. Regis Falls in 2019, is one of three finalists for the top job in the Lake Placid Central School District, according to a press release from Jess Collier, the public information specialist for Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES.

In addition to his time with St. Regis Falls, Seymour was the principal and program director of Northern Borders Academy and P-TECH, school programs run through BOCES’ North Franklin Educational Center in Malone, according to Collier’s press release.

The press release states Seymour has additional administrative experience with the Chateaugay Central School District, and spent nine years as a social studies teacher in Chateaugay.

Seymour earned NYS school district leader and NYS school building leader certifications from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass., according to Collier’s press release, which states, Seymour has a master’s degree in social studies teaching from SUNY Potsdam, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

Rick Preston, the president of Lake Placid’s Board of Education said 30 people applied for the position of superintendent, adding from the initial pool of applicants, six were selected for a first-round of interviews.

“We were fortunate to have 30 people apply for the position, and six candidates were selected for a first-round interview,” Preston said, in the press release, “We’re looking forward to meeting with and getting to know each of the final candidates on May 12. Our school district is looking for someone who communicates and builds relationships well, so these next steps will be important in making our final decision.”

The other two finalists for the position in Lake Placid are Dana Wood, the current assistant superintendent for business, finance, and support services in the Lake Placid Central School District, and Margaret Wright, the former principal and director of pupil personnel services at Honeoye Elementary School District.

Collier’s press release states the school board hopes to appoint a candidate to the position on June 1, adding BOCES District Superintendent Dale Breault, Jr., has been facilitating Lake Placid’s search for a new superintendent.

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