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HLCS BoE Expected to Appoint Superintendent 12/12/11

The Hadley-Luzerne Central School District Board of Education is expected to appoint Paul Berry as the new superintendent of schools at its regularly scheduled board meeting December 19, 2011. Berry currently serves as Director of Assessment, Technology, and Students Affairs at Galway Central School District.

The Hadley-Luzerne Board of Education offered Berry a 3-year contract with a salary of $115,000. The contract also calls for Berry to pay 20% of his health insurance premium. Berry is expected to start his new position on July 1, 2012.

Both Berry and Hadley-Luzerne Interim Superintendent William Scott will remain in their respective positions for the duration of the school year to maintain continuity for the students.

“After a thoughtful, thorough search process, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Berry to our school community,” Board President Duane Moulton said. “We believe he is a good fit for our rural community, and the Board and I are looking forward to working with him.”

“During the interview process, I became very impressed with the Hadley-Luzerne school community,” Berry said. “I am looking forward to working with a dedicated school board, faculty, and staff who are focused on providing all students with an excellent education. I look forward to getting to know the community and helping them maintain quality academic programs, respond to difficult economic times, and offer children the best possible education.”

Paul Berry has been with the Galway Central School District since 2003 as Middle School Principal and the Director of Assessment, Technology, and Student Affairs. Prior to that, he was the Middle School Principal at Peru Central School District for two years, and the Assistant Principal at Peru Junior-Senior High for one year. He began his career as a high school counselor at the Northeastern Clinton Central School in Champlain, NY, where he served for eight years. Berry earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a Master of Science in Education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University at Albany for Education Administration. He holds NYS School District Administrator (SDA) credential and completed the Future Superintendents Academy Program.

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