June 24, 2018


Finalists selected in superintendent search

Sept. 29, 2017


The Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education has selected two finalists for the position of superintendent of schools to start in January 2018, when Superintendent Christine Crowley retires.

William Anders and Francis Macri will be visiting the school district and meeting with the Board of Education in early October, and the Board expects to appoint the successful candidate in November.

Anders is currently principal of Craig Elementary School in Niskayuna. He was formerly a teacher at Blue Creek Elementary School in North Colonie and Meraux Elementary School in Chalmette, LA, through the Teach For America program.

He holds a Ph.D. in Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from the University at Albany, a master’s in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose, and bachelor’s degrees in public relations and business from Syracuse University.

Anders completed the New York State Council of School Superintendents’ Future Superintendents Academy, holds permanent New York State certification as a School District Administrator and Pre-K-Grade 6 Teacher, and achieved National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist.

Anders interests include playing folk guitar and songwriting; mountain biking, golf and downhill skiing; organizing volunteers for the Regional Food Bank; serving as president of a golf league, and serving as a member of the Schenectady County Embraces Diversity Advisory Council.

Macri is chief information officer and high school principal at Lansingburgh Central School District, where he has also served as assistant principal, grades 6-12 summer school principal and as an elementary and high school music teacher. He has also worked as a residential aide at Residential Opportunities Inc.

Macri holds a School District Leader Certificate from The College of Saint Rose, a master’s in education administration from the University at Albany and a bachelor’s in music education from The College of Saint Rose.

He has served as a member of the Lansingburgh and Voorheesville Central School District PTAs, Rensselaer County Chapter of the NAACP, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.