On Friday, Aug. 16, the Monticello Central School District Board of Education appointed Dr. William Silver as Acting Superintendent of Schools, effective Aug. 17 through 31. Beginning Sept. 1, Dr. Silver’s title will change to Interim Superintendent of Schools up through and including Feb. 28, 2020. He will receive a per diem amount of $800 per day actually worked, with no additional compensation or benefits.
Dr. Silver retired in 2017 from Liberty CSD after 44 years in education, the last 22 as a superintendent in New York and Connecticut. He has served as an elementary school principal and classroom teacher. Dr. Silver has long been an advocate for the arts, quality instruction, integration of technology in the classroom, equity and student agency. He has extensive knowledge and experience managing capital improvement projects, including the design and construction of two high schools. He received his Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and his Bachelor’s from Union College. He lives in Liberty with his wife and cat.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. Silver to Monticello,” Board of Education President Lori Orestano-James said. “We are confident that his background, particularly his extensive experience in managing capital improvement projects, will help guide our district towards its goals. The Board remains committed to its goals of transparency and open communication during this time of transition and we will keep our community updated and informed as Dr. Silver acclimates to his new role”