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        D. Lothrop    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 of 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 has 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          KATHY GARDNER, VICE PRESIDENT

    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 Central.
  •           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.

  • R. McIntosh

    RAY McINTOSH, MEMBER

    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 by 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, and gardening. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and our family.

  • S. 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.

  • J. 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 Andrea 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 well exceeded 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.

  • S. Dupee

    SHAUNA DUPEE, MEMBER

    Hi, My name is Shauna Dupee. I was born and raised in Northern New York and moved to Chaumont in 2012. My husband and I chose to live in the Lyme District because we loved the local community and the small school district. I am currently employed at Community Bank as a Retail Service Officer and I have been working there for the past 19 years. I have been able to use the bank as a platform to contribute to the local community. I am most proud of a Financial Literacy program that I was instrumental in developing. I have been able to visit 3 local schools and spend time in the classroom discussing financial situations with elementary and high school students. I am also a current Board Member of the North Country Affordable Housing. I have been involved with events and fundraising for The United Way, Watertown YMCA SACC, Relay for Life and the American Heart Association. I have 2 children that currently attend Lyme. They have allowed me to form relationships with other parents and students through the youth sport programs. I believe my financial knowledge and community involvement would be a needed asset for the board. I care very much about the quality of Lyme Central School, not only for the obvious benefit to our students and children, but also as an economic anchor in our community. I would be happy to use my professional knowledge and enthusiasm for our school to assist the Board of Education.