Margaretville Central School names superintendent finalists


The Margaretville Central School Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for the new superintendent of the district. 

Each of the candidates will spend a full day in the district meeting with faculty, staff, students and the community.  The public is invited to meet each of the finalists at 7 p.m. on April 23 and 24 at Margaretville Central School.

One candidate, Raymond Paglieri visited the district on April 21.  

Paglieri currently serves as principal with the Capital Region BOCES’s CTE Division at its Schoharie Campus; he has served in that capacity since 2005. He has also served as the director of education at the Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany from 1998 to 2005. 

Since 1976, Paglieri has provided leadership in a number of agencies serving students with disabilities. His teaching background is in special education and elementary education. Paglieri is currently active with the Middle States Association. Paglieri holds a bachelor of science in sociology from Fordham University, a master of science in special education from the College of New Rochelle and a master of science from SUNY Stonybrook in sociology.  Paglieri lives in Middleburgh. 

Michelle Stone will visit the district on April 23.  Since 2002 she has been the principal at Lansing Central School. Prior to that she served as high school assistant principal in the Newark Central School District. 

Her teaching background is in Spanish; she is a fluent speaker of that language. Stone taught grades 8-12 at the Norwood-Norfolk Central School District from 1991-1999. Stone has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and Spanish from SUNY College at Oswego, a master’s degree in instructional technology media from SUNY Potsdam and a master’s degree in educational administration from St. Lawrence University. She lives in Groton. 

Anthony Albanese will meet with members of the school community in Margaretville on April 24.

Albanese is currently the director of pupil personnel services at the Scotia-Glenville Central School District. He has served in that capacity since 2002. From 1979 to 2002 Albanese worked at the Wildwood School in Schenectady, first as a social worker and counselor, then as principal of the Young Adult Program, then as deputy executive director of the education program. 

He also worked as a mental health counselor for the Rensselaer County Community Mental Health Center. Albanese earned his bachelor of arts in sociology from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH, his master of science in counseling at SUNY Oneonta and his certificate of advanced study in counselor education and family therapy, also at SUNY Oneonta. He has also studied at SUNY Albany, the College of Saint Rose and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He currently resides in Scotia.

Dr. Marie Wiles, district superintendent of the Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES, has been assisting the board of education throughout the search process. The public is encouraged to attend the remaining open forums to meet the finalist candidates at 7 p.m. on April 23 and 24 at Margaretville Central School in the old elementary library.