DEANNA LOTHROP, PRESIDENT
Deanna has been a resident of Chaumont since 1996 and a school board member since 2006. She is currently employed at Jefferson Community College as the Director for the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), and is also an adjunct instructor for Early Childhood Education for SUNY Potsdam’s graduate program. Deanna previously worked at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES for 10 years and worked in the early childhood field since 1982. Deanna holds a Bachelor’s degree from Empire State College, a Master’s 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, a member of the Jeff-Lewis Teacher Center Board and New Day Children’s Center Board. Deanna lives in Chaumont with her husband, Jerri. They have three children, Ashley (class of ‘07), Joshua (class of ‘09), and Cody (class of ‘16). She also has three grandchildren, all of whom will be attending Lyme Central in the future.
KATHY GARDNER, VICE PRESIDENTHi, my name is Kathy Gardner and my family and I have lived inChaumont since 2008. Our daughters graduated from Lyme, theyenjoyed the small school atmosphere and the close knit community.I enjoy being a board member and being involved with the schooland community. I attend as many school functions as possible.I have a niece and 2 nephews that currently attend Lyme. I takemy role as a Board of Education member very seriously, and wantonly the best for all of the students, faculty, and staff of LymeCentral.
LYNN REICHERT, MEMBER
I have been honored to serve as a Board Member for Lyme Central School since 2009. I feel my knowledge of disabilities and special education, plus my advocacy skills, are an asset to the board. The needs of the children in our district is my top priority. I have lived in Chaumont for 24 years and was a summer resident for ten years prior to that. I have five amazing children who I adore, three currently attending Lyme Central School, and two who previously graduated from Lyme Central School. I am currently employed at Samaritan Medical Center as a registered nurse (RN) working on the inpatient metal health floor. I look forward to the opportunity of serving our community in the best way possible.
RAY McINTOSH, MEMBERHello, my name is Ray McIntosh. I graduated from General Brown,and have lived here in Chaumont for 29 years. I’m married with twostep sons-Joshua and Jordan Jenkins. We have three granddaughtersand two pets. I’m currently employed for Jefferson County Sheriff’sDepartment as a correctional officer, where I have been for 8 years.I have been on the LCS Board of Education for the past 5 years.I am also currently a member of the Lyme Rod & Gun Club and pastmember of the Chaumont Fire Department and the Lyme Garden Club.My hobbies include: hunting, fishing & gardening. I also enjoy spendingtime with my wife and our family.
SCOTT RICKETT, MEMBERMy name is Scott Rickett. I have served several yearson the Board of Education. I am a graduate of LymeCentral School, along with my wife and two daughters.I am also a very proud Grandpa of two granddaughters.I have been married for 35 years, and a lifelong residentof the Town of Lyme. I have worked at Hanson Aggregatesfor 35 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, MEMBER
I’m a retired graduate of Lyme Central School along with my wife, three
brothers, two children and three grandchildren. I’m currently in my 20th year
as a Board member. I have always believed that Lyme Central has the potential
to provide not only the academics for success, but the support on all levels a
child needs to have a future of fulfillment and happiness. Thank you for the
opportunity to work for your children’s future.
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