For Immediate Release
Oxford Academy and Central
The Oxford Academy and Central School Board of Education is
pleased to announce that it has invited two candidates to interview for the
position of Superintendent of Schools. Both of these candidates will be touring
the district, meeting staff and students during the day and then introducing
themselves and answering questions from the wider school community during a forum.
The forum is open to the public at the Oxford Academy Performing Arts Auditorium
in the evening of June 10th and June 11th from 5:30 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m.
The Board of Education began the search process by
appointing DCMO District Superintendent Perry Dewey at their April 24, 2019
board meeting. In an effort to save the expense of hiring an interim
Superintendent and to access the current local pool of highly qualified
candidates, the Board chose an expedited selection process. Thus, candidates
were interviewed by the Board of Education on May 29, 2019. From the interviews, the Board has selected
The finalists are as follows:
Mr. John Hillis lives in Greene, New York and has ten (10) years as a School Administrator at Chenango Forks Central School District. Before becoming an administrator he was a Social Studies Teacher for sixteen (16) years. Mr. Hillis will be interviewing on June 11. The public forum will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Oxford Academy Performing Arts Auditorium.
Mr. Scott Ryan lives in Norwich, New York and has eleven (11) years as a School Administrator at Norwich City School District. Before becoming an administrator he was a Social Studies Teacher for seven (7) years. Mr. Ryan will be interviewing on June 10. The public forum will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Oxford Academy Performing Arts Auditorium.
Again, the Board of Education would like to extend an invitation to all community members, Oxford Academy employees and students to attend both candidate forums. Please come and meet the candidates and listen to their entry plan presentations. At the end of their presentations, they will be answering questions that the community has selected.