Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES offices located at Husky Lane in Malone. Evan Wheaton/Malone Telegram

ST. REGIS FALLS — The search for the school district’s next superintendent is nearing its end, as Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) officials announced Thursday that the district’s candidate list has narrowed to two finalists.

Reginald McDonald, Jr., of Potsdam, and Anne Young, of Gloversville, have been chosen to meet with the St. Regis Falls school board on Monday for a second round of interviews.

The candidate chosen for the job will replace St. Regis Falls Superintendent Timothy Seymour. Seymour in the fall will welcome students back to class as Superintendent of the Lake Placid Central School District. Seymour’s last day at St. Regis Falls is Friday.

McDonald has three master’s degrees. He is currently employed as Director of Pupil Personnel Services at Malone Central School District.

Prior to his time in Malone, he worked as the Director of Special Education at Champlain Valley Educational Services. According to BOCES officials, McDonald has nearly two decades of experience in the special education department — as either a counselor or supervisor with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES.

Young recently completed a doctorate in educational leadership. She has experience as Director of Curriculum/Instruction for Middleburgh Central School District. She has also worked as a program coordinator and support specialist, while offering six years of experience as an elementary school principal in central New York’s school districts, BOCES officials said.

Nine people applied for the open superintendent position. The list was narrowed to four candidates at the end of June. The school board aims to name someone for the position, “as close to the start of the school year as possible.”

Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES District Superintendent Dale Breault Jr., will act as interim superintendent until a new one can be hired.

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