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Dr. Raymond Colucciello returns to District as Interim Superintendent

Search for permanent replacement to begin immediately

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September 5, 2008 - A familiar face returned to Voorheesville Central School District on September 1—Dr. Raymond Colucciello.

A former interim principal of Voorheesville High School, Colucciello was appointed as the school district’s interim superintendent for the 2008-2009 school year upon Linda Langevin’s retirement at the end of August. She served the district for three years.

The Board of Education appointed the interim superintendent to allow ample time for community members, parents, staff, and students to be involved in the search process before hiring a permanent replacement.

“The Voorheesville community has always supported its school district,” said Colucciello. “I am looking forward to working with the community, students, staff, and Board of Education again in my new role.”

Colucciello began his career as an elementary school teacher for the Scotia-Glenville School District. He retired from Schenectady City School District as superintendent, a post he held from 1993-2000.

Since retiring, he has worked as an interim superintendent for three Capital Region school districts: Schoharie, Troy and, most recently, Ballston Spa, where he served from 2005-2008. He has also served as an interim principal for four school districts: Albany, Schalmont, Sharon Springs, and Voorheesville in 2000.

Colucciello earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY Oneonta, a master’s degree in elementary education from Columbia University and a doctorate in educational administration from SUNY Albany.

“Voorheesville has an outstanding faculty and staff, as well as a great group of students and a board that’s looking toward the future,” said Colucciello. “The search for a permanent replacement will begin immediately and will involve all segments of the community, with the goal being to name a new superintendent in the spring of 2009. The new superintendent would be expected to begin his or her duties in June or July."

Capital Region BOCES will be leading the search process, under the direction of District Superintendent Charles Dedrick. This service is provided free of charge to component school districts. The search consultant will help solicit staff, parent, and community feedback on qualities sought in the next superintendent, screen potential candidates, and coordinate and oversee interviews of semifinalists and finalists by the Board of Education and school/community teams.

“Voorheesville is an extremely attractive school district for an incoming superintendent,” said Colucciello. “We are committed to finding the best possible candidate for the superintendency.”

Community input sought for new superintendent, public forums set for Sept.

 
   
 
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