Haldane Superintendent to Retire

Plans to leave at end of school year

Diana Bowers, hired in 2014 as superintendent of the Haldane Central School District, announced at the Oct. 3 meeting of the Board of Education that she plans to retire on July 1.

Diana Bowers (file photo by Michael Turton)

Bowers has been an educator for 37 years and a superintendent for 12. She left the Hamilton Central School District in June 2014 to succeed Mark Villanti after his retirement.

In a letter to the community, Bowers said she would work with the school board to develop a transition plan. With her departure, the Haldane district will have, within 15 months, turned over almost its entire staff of administrators.

The high school principal, Peter Carucci, resigned in March after nine months and was succeeded by Julia Sniffen, the middle-school principal. Sniffen was replaced by a new hire, MaryAnn Seelke, who came from the Hyde Park district. Brent Harrington, the elementary school principal, left in June for Pocantino Central in Sleepy Hollow. He was succeeded by another new hire, David Wallick, who had been head of an elementary school on Long Island.

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