DEANNA LOTHROP, PRESIDENT
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).
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, MEMBERMy name is Scott Rickett. I am currently serving my second 5 year termon the Board of Education. I am a graduate of Lyme Central School andlifelong resident of the Town of Lyme. I have been married for almost32 years, have 2 daughters, and am very proud to have 2 granddaughters.I have worked at Hanson Aggregates for 32 years as a Quality ControlTechnician and Foreman.Over the years I have seen many changes at Lyme Central and I wouldlike to see this progress continue.
TERRY COUNTRYMAN, MEMBERHis career in management took him to several locationsin New York State since 2000, which required hisdeparture from the School Board. Upon his return helooks forward to again serving the Lyme Central SchoolDistrict and working with the community to provide thebest possible education for the children of the district.
RAY McINTOSH, MEMBERMy name is Ray McIntosh. I have lived in Chaumont for almost25 years. I am married with two adult step children. I amemployed full time by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department incorrections. In my spare time, I love to hunt, fish, or work in mygardens. I have been involved in the Chaumont Fire Department,worked for the Village Department of Public Works, am a memberthe Lyme Rod & Gun Club and a past member of the Lyme GardenClub. I look forward to serving the community as a Lyme CentralSchool Board of Education Member. I feel my communityinvolvement will be an asset to the Lyme Central School Board.
KATHY GARDNER, MEMBERMy name is Kathy Gardner. My family and I have onlylived in Chaumont for 10 years. Before that we lived inTacoma, WA and Dover DE while my husband was activeduty Air Force. When he retired we knew we wantedto move closer to family and we are so glad we did.Our daughters, Rachel and Erica both graduated fromLyme Central and they loved the small school andsmall community.
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