Bolton Beginning July 1, there will be some changes in administration at the Bolton Central School District.
Bolton Central School District Superintendent Raymond Ciccarelli Jr. will retire on June 30 after serving the district for 17 years.
“If you count my student teaching, I’ve spent 40 years in the public education profession,” added Mr. Ciccarelli.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University, Ciccarelli worked for one year as an industrial arts teacher at Glens Falls Junior High School.
“I worked in that building which has now been converted into apartments in Glens Falls,” he noted. “My next experience was wonderful, being hired to teach Industrial Arts at Fair Haven Union High School, in Fair Haven, Vermont. I taught drafting, architectural drafting, photography, and graphic arts, as well as being a coach and advisor to student activities.”
During this time, Ciccarelli became a graduate student at Castleton State College, in Castleton, Vt.
In 1981, Ciccarelli earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from there and he met the one of three major mentors in his professional life, Dr. Robert F. Forest. Dr. Forest was his advisor and nudged Ciccarelli toward pursuing an administrative certification. As a result, in 1983, Ciccarelli became the first person to be conferred a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Castleton State College.
While at Minerva, Ciccarelli was active in many student related and curricular undertakings. While enjoying his time in Minerva, an opportunity became available to go “home.” In August of 1997 the Bolton CSD Board of Education hired him as Superintendent. Now, almost two decades later, the Bolton resident is retiring from that position, leaving behind many cherished memories and accomplishments.
His wife, Mary, who is a third grade teacher at the Warrensburg Elementary School and two sons: Blair, who resides in Saratoga Spring and is a physician’s assistant in the Emergency room at Saratoga Hospital; and Carl who just completed his freshman year at the SUNY College at Brockport where he is majoring in communications, all look forward to the retirement.