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Erik Herbert

LEWISTON — Three educators have been selected by the Lewiston-Porter Central School District board of education to interview for the position of superintendent, which will be empty at the close of the 2014-15 school year.

The final candidates are: Dr. Donald Wheeler, superintendent of schools in Binghamton's Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District; Paul Casseri, Lew-Port's high school principal, and Mary Beth Scullion, the assistant superintendent of the Tonawanda City School District. The selection will succeed current Superintendent R. Christopher Roser, who announced last year that he would not return to his post. 

"The board is very pleased with the quality of all the applications that were received. The three finalists have the desired professional qualifications and attributes that the board is seeking for this critical leadership position," said Jodee Riordan, school board president.

The interviewing process will be open, in part, to the public. On Wednesday, March 16, and 18, between 6 and 7 p.m., a single candidate per evening will be available to speak on their qualifications and respond to questions from the community. During the day on those dates, the candidates are scheduled to meet with external stakeholders, students, support staff and administrators who will provide feedback to the board.

The board encourages participation from interested parties.

District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall of Orleans-Niagara BOCES will act as the search consultant and oversee the public forums, which are set to take place at the Community Resource Center, 4061 Creek Road.

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