ICC names new superintendent

Jason Thomson (l) was appointed the new Ichabod Crane School Superintendent on Wednesday, December 18 at a special board meeting. Mr. Thomson attended the meeting with his family. Photo contributed

KINDERHOOK– The Ichabod Crane Board of Education appointed Jason Thomson as the next superintendent of schools at a special meeting Wednesday, December 18. According the resolution passed unanimously by the board, Mr. Thomson’s appointment will start “on or about February 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.”

“Mr. Thomson comes to the district after serving as superintendent of Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi for the past nine years,” according to a press release from the Ichabod Crane School District. The release says he began his education career as a high school special education teacher and middle school health educator/teacher. His school administrative experience includes serving as director of special education, building principal and vice-principal.

At the special meeting, Board President Matthew Nelson said it was the board’s “honor and privilege” to appoint Mr. Thomson.

“We’re just delighted that it worked out and that you’re here,” said ICC board member Regina Rose, who was on the board’s superintendent search committee.

“I’m so glad this whole thing is over,” said board member Susan Ramos.

Former Superintendent Michael Vanyo left the job in June after coming to an agreement with the board to end his contract following his arrest for DWI and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. The board subsequently hired Interim Superintendent Lee Bordick, who will stay in the district until February.

Mr. Thomson, who attended Wednesday’s meeting with his wife and three children, said his family is excited about joining the district. He said, “It’s going to be difficult leaving my children” referring to his students in Delhi. As for accepting the superintendent position at Ichabod, he said, “I’m ready to work together.”

After the meeting, Mr. Thomson introduced himself to the audience at high school Winter Concert that was taking place that night.

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