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The Times
  • Myers selected as new Richfield Springs superintendent

  • The Richfield Springs Board of Education has chosen Oriskany Junior-Senior High School Principal Dan Myers as the district’s next superintendent.

    After final interviews, the board of education selected Myers on April 22.

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  • The Richfield Springs Board of Education has chosen Oriskany Junior-Senior High School Principal Dan Myers as the district’s next superintendent.
    After final interviews, the board of education selected Myers on April 22.
    “I am absolutely thrilled to have been selected to be the next superintendent of the Richfield Springs Central School District,” Myers said in a news release. “It will be a great honor to work together in a partnership with the school board, the community and the staff to provide the most positive, inspirational and stimulating education possible for the children of Richfield Springs. I will do my very best to repay the board’s trust with capable and dedicated leadership and look forward with great anticipation to becoming part of the historic Richfield Springs community!”
    Myers will start with Richfield Springs on July 1. He will earn $115,000 per year, and he has been given a three-year contract.
    Current Richfield Springs Superintendent Robert Barraco will be retiring from the district at the end of the school year. He has been with the district since January 2003.
    Richfield Springs began its search process for a new superintendent in December 2012. During the board of education’s meeting on Dec. 12, the board voted to approve Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES District Superintendent Mark Vivacqua as the consultant for the superintendent search.
    District residents participated in an online survey to weigh in on the qualifications and experiences they were looking for in a superintendent candidate. That survey helped determine the candidates who moved forward in the selection process, and semi-finalists were selected.
    After interviewing five semi-finalists, the board of education chose the three finalists, who then visited the district and participated in a community forum on April 15. The forum included interviews by a committee of district residents and allowed for questions from the audience.
    Richfield Springs Board of Education President Brad Smith said the board members are “pleased and excited” to announce Myers as the superintendent.
    “We believe Dan has a lot to offer our district and will be a good fit for our school and community,” Smith said in the release. “We would also like to thank all of the stakeholders that participated in the selection process. Feedback from all of these individuals greatly assisted the board of education in making our final decision.”

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