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Lowville Academy and Central School

Board of Education

Mr. Thomas Schneeberger, President Mr. Michael Judd

Mrs. Rebecca Kelly, Vice President Mr. Paul Kelly
Mr. James Farquhar Dr. Steven Lyndaker
Mr. Jeffery Hellinger Mr. Michael Young
Mrs. Stephanie Houser Fouse

TO: News Media

FROM: Lowville Academy & Central School District Board of Education

DATE: March 22, 2019

RE: Lowville Superintendent – Recruitment/Selection Process

One of the most important decisions that a Board of Education will ever make is the recruitment and selection of
a Superintendent of Schools. This decision will not only impact our faculty, staff, and students, but also our
entire community. This is a responsibility that we as members of the Board of Education take very seriously.
Over the past several months the Board has embarked on a process to recruit a new Superintendent. The
Superintendent’s vacancy was advertised widely in professional journals and newsletters throughout New York
State and across the country. At the close of the recruitment period fourteen (14) individuals had submitted
letters of interest, resumes, and credentials for this position. Each member of the Board reviewed the application
materials of each candidate. Following a discussion of each candidate’s credentials the Board selected a group of
individuals for personal interviews. These interviews were held on March 14, 2019. At the conclusion of the
initial interviews, the Board discussed their impressions of each candidate. As a result of this discussion, the
Board has selected the following two (2) candidates to move on to the next step of the recruitment process:

 Ms. Rebecca Dunckel-King, Superintendent, Remsen Central School District

 Ms. Tina Lane, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Oneida City School District

During the next phase of the recruitment process, the Board will be seeking feedback from the school community regarding
their impressions of the two (2) finalist candidates. Second round stakeholder sessions have been scheduled for Tuesday,
April 9, 2019. Each candidate will be participating in a series of sessions with the district’s staff, students, and community.
At each of these sessions, participants will be able to ask the candidates whatever questions they would like to ask. The
members of the community will have an opportunity to meet each candidate at community interview sessions scheduled for
6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. The schedule for stakeholder sessions with community members, staff and
students is printed below. Each individual who elects to participate in the process will be invited to provide the Board with
written comments regarding their impression of each candidate.
Two Finalist Schedule
Lowville Academy & Central School District
Superintendent Finalists

Lowville Academy & Central School District

Superintendent Finalists

Administrative Staff Students

District Office
Location Distance Learning Room
Conference Room
11:00-11:45 Tina Lane Rebecca Dunckel-King
12:00-12:45 Rebecca Dunckel-King Tina Lane

12:45-1:15 Lunch

Supervisors Support Staff

District Office
Location Distance Learning Room
Conference Room
1:15-2:00 Rebecca Dunckel-King Tina Lane
2:15-3:00 Tina Lane Rebecca Dunckel-King

Location LGI
3:30-4:15 p.m. Rebecca Dunckel-King
4:30-5:15 p.m. Tina Lane

Location LGI
6:00-6:45 p.m. Rebecca Dunckel-King
7:00-7:45 p.m. Tina Lane