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Former Ticonderoga principal named Bolton superintendent

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Michael Graney, now the K-12 principal at Bolton Central, has been chosen to serve as superintendent of the Bolton school district beginning July 1.

Bolton Central School District principal Michael Graney has been chosen as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools. The BCS school board made the appointment at its Jan. 13 meeting. The appointment begins July 1.

Graney is to succeed Ray Ciccarelli Jr. who is retiring June 30 after serving 17 years as superintendent at Bolton Central.

Graney has held the Bolton K-12 principal post since January 2013 after serving as principal at Ticonderoga High School for 10 years. Before his tenure in Ticonderoga, Graney was a physical education and driver education teacher for eight years at Ticonderoga High School. For two years prior, he taught Elementary Math, Science and Physical Education at Putnam Central School.

Board of Education president Kathleen Pfau announced Graney’s promotion.

“The Board thanks Mr. Ciccarelli for his 17 years of dedication to Bolton Central School and we look forward to working with Mr. Graney to keep our district strong and viable,” she said in a prepared statement.

Graney earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts from SUNY Cobleskill, a bachelor’s degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland, a master’s degree in educational administration from SUNY Plattsburgh, and a certification in school district administration through SUNY Plattsburgh and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Graney and his wife Diane have two children, Michael, 17, and Evan, 14.

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