The DeRuyter Central School District has announced a new superintendent for the district after a nationwide search began back in April with assistance from OCM BOCES.
The school district has selected Neal Capone, Ed.D. as the new superintendent. Capone has been the superintendent and head of school at Faith Heritage for the past 12 years. Faith Heritage is a private K-12 school in Syracuse, it was also his middle and high school alma mater.
Capone will now succeed David M. Brown, Ed.D, who was the superintendent for DeRuyter for the past 5 years before he took a new position at Le Moyne College.
The DeRuyter Board of Education unanimously chose Capone, and pending completion of contract negotiations, will formally approve his appointment and starting date.
Board President Dean Hathaway said Capone stood out as “the perfect fit” among 12 qualified candidates who were interviewed for the position. The Board of Education conducted the interviews with input from three committees consisting of students, parents/community members, and staff/administrators. All agreed that Capone “consistently showed his passion for student achievement and our community,” Hathaway said.