New Superintendent

Haldane Welcomes Dr. Philip Benante

Dear Haldane Community,

The Board of Education is thrilled to welcome Dr. Phil Benante to the district as our next superintendent. His official start date is July 1, 2018, but many of you have already started to see him around campus. We recognize this next chapter in leadership as a true team effort, for which we would like to show our gratitude.

We would like to thank the community for helping us throughout this comprehensive search process. We appreciate the thoughtful comments we received regarding the qualities our next superintendent should ideally posess. These comments, from parents, staff, teachers, community members, and the Board of Education, truly informed our candidate profile.

We would like to thank PNW BOCES for their guidance and partnership in our search. Dr. Jim Ryan, Dr. Lynn Allen, and Mr. John McCarthy shared their expertise, their experience, and their passion for excellence with us along every twist and turn the search took.

We would like to thank the dedicated stakeholder group for sharing valuable and insightful feedback during the finalist interview phase. This group of school community leaders shared numerous hours of their time to contribute to finding the right fit for Haldane.

The hiring of a superintendent is the Board of Education’s most important responsibility. We took our charge very seriously, did not compromise, and are confident that Dr. Benante is a fantastic choice. We look forward to transitioning him into the district and being his partner as he guides Haldane into 2019 and beyond.


Laura Hammond, Dr. Peggy Clements, Jennifer Daly, Evan Schwartz, Margaret Parr

Meet Dr. Benante

Introduction at May 1st Board Meeting

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