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New Administrators Take Jobs in Hannibal Schools

Hannibal schools’ administrative corps is back to full strength after a summer of significant change.

Recently, the Board of Education approved the appointments of Christopher Tynan to the open post of Assistant Principal at Kenney Middle School and of Stacy Longyear to the open post of Director of Pupil Personnel Services.

Tynan succeeds Michael Maxam, who was promoted to the reconfigured position of Administrative Director of Facilities and Programs.

Tynan comes to Hannibal from the Central Square school district, where he taught 6th grade.  He served administrative internships at the school, during its summer school and at the high school for the 2009-2010 year.

Tynan is an Oswego native who was a student teacher at Kenney Middle School in 2000.

Longyear succeeds Kate Colucci, who surprised many when she resigned to take a similar job in the East Syracuse-Minoa district.

Longyear has taught special education for 12 years in the Port Byron and North Rose-Wolcott school districts.  She is leaving a job as a literacy coach in the Westhill school district to come to Hannibal.  She also handled staff development duties during her career.

She will begin work on a date yet to be set in November.

Tynan will earn $60,000 and Longyear will earn $75,000.

The Board of Education also approved spending up to $15,000 on the firm of Silky & Costello, which will conduct a search for the district’s next Superintendent of Schools.

Superintendent Mike DiFabio will leave at the end of this school year, when his contract expires.

The Board of Education voted against a tentative contract reached by DiFabio with a committee of the Board of Education.  DiFabio declined to restart negotiations and announced his retirement.