• Mrs. Lothrop


    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.


  • K. Gardner


                  Hi, my name is Kathy Gardner and my family and I have lived in
              Chaumont since 2008. Our daughters graduated from Lyme, they 
              enjoyed the small school atmosphere and the close knit community.
              I enjoy being a board member and being involved with the school
              and community. I attend as many school functions as possible.
              I have a niece and 2 nephews that currently attend Lyme. I take
              my role as a Board of Education member very seriously, and want 
              only the best for all of the students, faculty, and staff of Lyme
  •                 Mrs. Lynn Reichert 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, MEMBER R. McIntosh

                      Hello, my name is Ray McIntosh. I graduated from General Brown, 
                 and have lived here in Chaumont for 29 years. I’m married with two
                 step sons-Joshua and Jordan Jenkins. We have three granddaughters
                 and two pets. I’m currently employed for Jefferson County Sheriff’s
                 Department 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 past
                 member of the Chaumont Fire Department and the Lyme Garden Club. 
                 My hobbies include: hunting, fishing & gardening. I also enjoy spending
                 time with my wife and our family.


  • Scott Rickett                   SCOTT RICKETT, MEMBER 

                     My name is Scott Rickett. I have served several years 
                on the Board of Education. I am a graduate of Lyme
                Central 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 resident
                of the Town of Lyme. I have worked at Hanson Aggregates
                for 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. 


  • 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.