CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- Three finalists in the race for school superintendent recently spent a day each visiting the Clarkstown school district and meeting with parents and teachers.
According to Michael Aglialoro, president of the school board, Dr. Doug Adams, Martin Cox, and Dr. Jeffery R. Rabey also met with the public to answer questions and share their views on education.
All three said they were impressed with the schools and with the “caliber” of the district’s teachers, Aglialoro said.
Adams, currently the superintendent of the Ramapo Central School District, was a superintendent at the South Conway County School District in Morrilton, Ark. He got his doctorate in education at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock in 2008.
Cox, now the superintendent at Sodus Central School District in upstate New York, is the former superintendent of the Fillmore Central School District and a former teacher.
He is studying for his doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Rochester and has a masters in elementary education from Nazareth College.
Rabey earned his Ph.D. in leadership and policy at Niagara University in Niagara, N.Y. He is currently the superintendent of the Depew Union Free School District in Depew, N.Y., and is the former superintendent of the Lake Shore Central School District in Angola, N.Y.
A former teacher and school principal, Rabey earned his masters in education/school counseling at St. Bonaventure School University.
Aglialoro said the final phase of the district’s search for a new superintendent is now under way. District officials will be visiting each candidate’s home district and will be gathering more information to help them reach a conclusion.
The search committee is expected to announce its decision by mid-February, Aglialoro said.
Aglialoro invited the public to put its two cents in by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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