Board names Raymond Colucciello as interim superintendent

At its meeting on August 28, the Middleburgh Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Raymond Colucciello as the district’s interim superintendent, bringing numerous years of experience in educational leadership to the district.

Colucciello is expected to be the interim superintendent while the Board conducts a search for the next superintendent. He starts in Middleburgh on September 1.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Colucciello as our interim leader,” Board of Education president Pamela Standhart said. “His considerable experience and knowledge of the issues that are shaping education today makes him an ideal fit for Middleburgh. Dr. Colucciello is a proven leader and the board collectively feels he will bring continuity and stability to the superintendent’s role during this transition.”

Colucciello has served as superintendent of the Fonda-Fultonville and Ballston Spa Central School Districts, along with the Albany and Schenectady City School Districts. He is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta, with a B.S. in Elementary Education. He received his M.A. from Columbia University and his Ed.D. from SUNY Albany.

“I am very excited to be joining the Middleburgh family,” Colucciello said. “It’s an exciting time of year, with Opening Day and the first day of school right around the corner. With a focus on collaboration, I look forward to working alongside the board, faculty, staff, students and families as we, together, work to be a productive and responsible learning community, where all are inspired to achieve excellence.”

The Board of Education is working with Capital Region BOCES to conduct the search process for the next superintendent. They are currently working to finalize a timeline for the search, and the community will be provided an opportunity to give input as part of the process. Details will be shared as they become available.