Update on the Superintendent Search Process from the Stillwater Board of Education

In July, the Stillwater Central School District Board of Education began a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The search has been a great opportunity for the Board to work alongside their staff, students, and community to find a leader who meets the needs of the district and community.

The search process began with an online survey, providing an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input on the development of the candidate profile and the search brochure. In addition, the Board distributed an invitation to stakeholder groups to participate in the interview process for semi-finalist candidates. The Board is most appreciative of the 22 individuals who came forward to provide feedback and to participate in the interview process.

The Board of Education is pleased to announce the following finalists for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Stillwater Central School District. Each finalist will make a presentation to the public and participate in a final interview with the Board of Education.

The public is invited to see each candidate’s presentation and provide written feedback to the Board based on the presentation. Presentations will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023 in the Auditorium.

  • Joseph Mariano, Jr. who currently serves as the High School Executive Principal, Troy City School District will present at 6:00PM
  • James Ducharme who currently serves as the High School Principal, Schuylerville Central School District will present at 7:00PM

The Board of Education anticipates making a final determination shortly after the completion of the process. Once a decision is made the Board will distribute a press release to the entire community.

Turina M. Parker, Ed. D.
District Superintendent, WSWHE BOCES
10 LaCrosse Street, Suite 6
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
(518) 746-3310 ext. 8

The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES does not discriminate in its programs and activities, including employment and admission as applicable, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, economic status, marital status, veterans’ status, political affiliation, domestic victim status, use of a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, disability, or other classifications protected under federal or state law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The designated district compliance officer(s) will coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law. The BOCES Civil Rights Compliance Officers are: Katelynn Attanasio and David Ashdown, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES, 267 Ballard Road, Suite 5, Wilton, NY 12831. Phone: (518) 581-3372, email: kattanasio@wswheboces.org or dashdown@wswheboces.org. Complaints may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights, New York Office, U.S. Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005- 2500, phone (646) 428-3800, fax (646) 428-3843, email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.