• Mrs. Lothrop


    Deanna has been a resident of Chaumont for the past 18 years and a school board member for the past seven years. She is currently employed at Jefferson Community College as a Retention Specialist, Coordinator of New Student Services, and is also an adjunct instructor for JCC and SUNY Cobleskill. Her past work experience includes working for Jefferson Lewis BOCES for 10 years, New York State Office of Children and Family Services and she has over 20 years experience in the early Childhood field. Deanna holds a Bachelors degree from Empire State, a Masters degree from SUNY Potsdam and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from SUNY Oswego. Deanna is a founding member of the Lyme Community Foundation and is Vice President for the Jefferson-Lewis School Boards Association. She is a member of the New Day Children’s Center board and is a parent volunteer with the Lyme marching band. Deanna lives with her husband, Jerri and their three children, Ashley (class of 07), Joshua (class of 09) and Cody (12 grade).

  •                 Mrs. Lynn Reichert LYNN REICHERT, MEMBER

    I have been honored to serve as a board member of Lyme Central School for the past five years.  My knowledge of disabilities and special education, plus my advocacy skills are an asset to the board.  The needs of our children in the district are my top priority.  I also serve on the policy committee.  I have lived in Chaumont for 17 years and was a Summer resident for ten years prior to that.  I have been married to Jason Reichert for 14 years and we have five amazing children.  I am currently a pre-nursing student at Jefferson Community College. I look forward for the opportunity of serving our community in the best way possible.



  • Scott Rickett                SCOTT RICKETT, MEMBER 

                  My name is Scott Rickett. I am currently serving my second 5 year term
              on the Board of Education. I am a graduate of Lyme Central School and
              lifelong resident of the Town of Lyme. I have been married for almost
              32 years, have 2 daughters, and am very proud to have 2 granddaughters.
              I have worked at Hanson Aggregates for 32 years as a Quality Control
              Technician and Foreman.
              Over the years I have seen many changes at Lyme Central and I would
              like to see this progress continue. 


  • Terry Countryman

                    TERRY COUNTRYMAN, MEMBER
               Terry Countryman served two 5 year terms on the Lyme
                    Central School Board during the 1990’s, six of those
                     years as Board President. He’s a 1970 graduate of Lyme
                    Central School, his children are Lyme Central graduates,
                   and all three of his grandchildren currently attend Lyme.               
               His career in management took him to several locations
                    in New York State since 2000, which required his
               departure from the School Board. Upon his return he
               looks forward to again serving the Lyme Central School
               District and working with the community to provide the
                     best possible education for the children of the district.  


  •                    RAY McINTOSH, MEMBER McIntosh

                       My name is Ray McIntosh. I have lived in Chaumont for almost
                 25 years. I am married with two adult step children. I am
                 employed full time by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in
                 corrections. In my spare time, I love to hunt, fish, or work in my
                 gardens. I have been involved in the Chaumont Fire Department,
                        worked for the Village Department of Public Works, am a member
                        the Lyme Rod & Gun Club and a past member of the Lyme Garden
                 Club. I look forward to serving the community as a Lyme Central
                       School Board of Education Member. I feel my community
                 involvement will be an asset to the Lyme Central School Board.


  • Kathy Gardner

                   KATHY GARDNER, MEMBER 

                  My name is Kathy Gardner. My family and I have only
              lived in Chaumont for 10 years. Before that we lived in
              Tacoma, WA and Dover DE while my husband was active
              duty Air Force. When he retired we knew we wanted
              to move closer to family and we are so glad we did.
              Our daughters, Rachel and Erica both graduated from
              Lyme Central and they loved the small school and
              small community. 
  • Jon LaFontaine           JON LaFONTAINE, MEMBER 

              While growing up in Watertown, I spent my summers in Chaumont.

           Our home was originally a cottage, which has been owned by our

           family since the land was purchased in 1903. I graduated from

           Watertown High School, while my wife Amdrea graduated from

           Indian River. As we both came from large schools, we felt that our

           children (Callie, a freshman and Jonny, a 7th grader) would greatly

           benefit from a smaller school. Our expectations have been well exceeded

           with what Lyme Central has provided them, both academically

                                                      and socially. I am in my 25th year as a Clinical Discharge

                                                      Planner in the Emergency Department of Samaritan Medical Center.

                                                      I work extensively with children and adolescents, often working

                                                      closely with area school social workers, school counselors,

                                                      and school psychologists. I have served several years as an

                                                      assistant coach for the Lyme Youth Commission's baseball,

                                                      softball, and soccer programs. This experience has enabled

                                                      me to form relationships with both parents & students

                                                      in the Lyme Community. I feel that this bond with the

                                                      Lyme community and my professional experience makes

                                                      me an asset to the Lyme Central School Board of Education.