May 20, 2021
LAKE PLACID – A finalist has been named in the search for a new superintendent for the Lake Placid Central School District.
The Lake Placid school board is working to finalize an agreement with Malone resident Timothy Seymour to replace Roger Catania, who is retiring from the role of superintendent after eight years of leading the district.
Seymour has been the superintendent for the St. Regis Falls Central School District since 2019. He also was the principal and program director of Northern Borders Academy and P-TECH, school programs run through Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES’ North Franklin Educational Center in Malone; has some administrative experience with the Chateaugay Central School District; and spent nine years in the classroom as a social studies teacher in Chateaugay.
Thirty people applied for the job, six candidates were given a first-round interview, and three finalists were chosen to come to the LPCSD campus for final interviews last week. Margaret Wright, one of the three finalists, withdrew her candidacy for the position before the in-person interview.
“We had some excellent candidates to consider, and this was a tough decision, but we feel it’s the right choice to grow and strengthen our district in this important moment for education,” said school board President Rick Preston.
Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES District Superintendent Dale Breault Jr. has been facilitating the superintendent search.
The school board hopes to appoint Seymour to the position on June 1.