LPCSD appoints new superintendent

New Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Timothy Seymour poses outside Lake Placid Middle-High School on Tuesday, June 1. (News photo — Elizabeth Izzo)

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School District has a new superintendent, officially.

The Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy Seymour to the job on Tuesday, June 1. The current superintendent, Roger Catania, will retire at the end of the school year.

Seymour, 37, has been the superintendent of the St. Regis Falls Central School District since 2019. Before that, he was the principal and program director of Northern Borders Academy and P-TECH, and for nine years he taught social studies.

“I’d just like to thank the board and the community and of course Dr. Catania as well for the opportunity to join this prestigious school district,” Seymour told the school board. “I’m very excited to follow in the good path that Dr. Catania has set forth in his career as superintendent. We’ve already set aside some time tomorrow to discuss what the transition plan is going to look like. I expect that to be a very orderly process.

“For me, this is just a tremendous honor and I’m extremely grateful to the board for having faith in the vision I shared with you during the interview process. I look forward to working with the administrative team. With support like this, I foresee a very fruitful, enjoyable career for myself and very strong results for the students,” he said.

Seymour plans to move from Malone to Lake Placid with his wife, who is a teacher, and their children.

The school board voted 5-0 to appoint Seymour. Board member Bryan Liam Kennelly, who is a lawyer, abstained from the vote because he notarized the appointment documents.

Salary information for Seymour was not immediately available by deadline.