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January 16, 2014

Graney will be new Bolton Central superintendent

BOLTON LANDING — Ticonderoga native Michael Graney is the new superintendent of Bolton Central School District.

He was hired by the Bolton School Board on Monday to fill the position that will be left vacant by Raymond Ciccarelli Jr., who will retire at the end of June after serving 17 years as superintendent.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to serve the Bolton Central School District and community as the superintendent beginning July 1,” Graney said by email.

“Having been involved in the District Strategic Planning process, I’m looking forward to working with all stakeholders, to continue to build on our strengths and to raise the bar for our students.”

Graney has been Bolton’s principal for prekindergarten through 12th grade since January 2013, after serving as principal at Ticonderoga High School for 10 years.

Before being named an administrator, he was a physical-education and driver-education teacher at Ticonderoga High School for eight years.

Two years before that, he taught elementary math, science and physical education at Putnam Central School.

“We look forward to working with Mr. Graney to keep our district strong and viable,” Bolton School Board President Kathleen Pfau said in a news release.

Graney earned an associate degree in liberal arts from SUNY Cobleskill, a bachelor’s degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland and a master’s in educational administration from SUNY Plattsburgh.

He earned his New York State School District Administration certification through SUNY Plattsburgh and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Graney and his wife, Diane, have two children, Michael, 17, and Evan, 14.

Email Lohr McKinstry:lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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