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Announcement of Vacancy for Superintendent of Schools for the Lake Placid Central School District

Lake Placid, New York 12953

Announcement of Vacancy for Superintendent of Schools 

for the Lake Placid Central School District 


Candidate profile  

The Superintendent of Schools will use their broad experience to work with the Board of Education, parents, community, faculty, staff, and students to develop a collaborative vision for the district, along with a plan to develop and meet rigorous and highly ambitious goals.  

Our next Superintendent will be someone who: 

  • Holds or is eligible for New York State School District Administrator/Leader Certification. 

  • Minimum of 3 years of successful administrative experience required, 5 years preferred. Has a firm understanding of all aspects of district operations, including elementary and middle/high schools as well as familiarity with education regulations. 

  • Is a clear, transparent communicator who keeps staff, students, and the community informed about what’s going on in our schools.  

  • Builds relationships and is a team player, collaborates well, and can listen to and incorporate input from stakeholders. Students, staff, and parents all appreciate a leader who is visible, making their presence known regularly at all schools in the district.  

  • Supports staff with what they need to do their jobs well while also allowing them independence.  

  • Applies the philosophy of being fair and consistent in all matters related to the district.  

  • Is a compassionate, friendly, empathetic person who encourages diversity and inclusion. This person will understand the unique socio-economic landscape of our community.  

  • Is a strong, decisive leader who does the right thing for our district, even when it’s difficult.    

  • Is willing to commit to the district and work to be an active and passionate participant in the community.   

  • Is an open-minded, out-of-the-box thinker who has a strong vision for our district’s future and has a growth mindset. 

  • Puts students first. Maintains and expands current programming, always keeping students’ best interests in mind. 



The board is prepared to negotiate a 3-year contract with a salary up to $142,000, and up to $5,000 reimbursement for relocation expenses if candidate chooses to live in district. 


District residency is strongly preferred. Residency in a contiguous community is required if not residing in district. 


Application process 

The Board is being assisted in the process of selecting a Superintendent by Dale Breault, District Superintendent, Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES. Candidates are requested to not make personal contact with the school or Board and should direct all communication and questions to:  

Dale Breault, Jr.  
District Superintendent  
23 Husky Lane 
Malone, NY 12953 

Candidates for the position will apply online at https://www.fehb.org/employmentopportunities 


Search timeline 

April 14, 2021 - Deadline for submission of application and all supporting materials. 

Week of April 26-30 - First round interviews with stakeholder group via Zoom. 

Week of May 3-7 - In-person interviews with finalists. Travel expenses covered. 

June 2021 - Board of Education appoints new superintendent. 

July 1, 2021 or ASAP - Candidate assumes duties as superintendent. 


The district 

As part of a unique Adirondack community, the Lake Placid Central School District serves about 600 students at two schools. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, stimulating environment that inspires students to achieve their academic, physical and social potential and to thrive in a dynamic global society.  

Nestled in the heart of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, and we still regularly host international championships at our world-class sporting venues. Because we are known worldwide for our Olympic heritage, our community draws tourists from around the world to its vibrant Main Street, exposing residents to a variety of cultures while still managing to maintain a small-town feel.   



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Posted: 2021-03-22 Expires: 2021-04-21

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Announcement of Vacancy for Superintendent of Schools for the Lake Placid Central School District

Lake Placid CSD
Lake Placid, New York 12953

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