Long Lake Central School hires new superintendent

Camille Harrelson (Photo provided)

LONG LAKE — Camille Harrelson has been hired as the new superintendent of schools for Long Lake Central School District.

The LLCSD Board of Education officially hired Harrelson at their meeting Tuesday evening. The position will also include the duties of principal for the one-building school district.

Harrelson said she was drawn to the district because the close-knit community and the beauty of the Adirondacks create a special learning environment for students, and she knows Long Lake has a reputation for fostering well-rounded, creative students.

“I’m thrilled to join the Long Lake Central School District!” Harrelson said. “I’m eager to collaborate with everyone to build on that unique spirit and work as a group to make Long Lake an even stronger learning experience for all.”

Harrelson earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the Sage Colleges in Albany and has 17 years of experience as a school administrator. Currently the director of special education for the Averill Park Central School District, Harrelson also worked as an administrator in Niskayuna and Granville. She got her start in the field by teaching special education in South Carolina.

She will officially start July 1, but she is planning to visit a few times before that to meet with Interim Superintendent David Snide and other constituents to ensure a seamless transition.

The Board of Education for the Long Lake Central School District chose five candidates for an initial round of confidential interviews, then brought three back for a second round of interviews with groups of faculty and staff, community members and students.

Previous Superintendent Noelle Short left for another job in July 2023, and Snide is serving as interim superintendent for the 2023-2024 school year.

Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES District Superintendent Dale Breault Jr. oversaw the search process.


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