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Status of Superintendent of Schools Search

March 18, 2022


Dear Salem Students, Families, and Community,


Beginning last fall, the Salem Central School District's Board of Education began a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The search has been a great opportunity for the Board to work alongside our staff, students, and community to find a leader who meets the needs of our district and community.


The search process began with a digital  survey and a community forum, providing an opportunity for all stakeholders to provide input on the development of the candidate profile and the search brochure.  In addition, the Board distributed an invitation to stakeholder groups to participate in the interview process for semi-finalist candidates.  The Board is most appreciative of all of the individuals who came forward to provide feedback and to participate in the interview process.


The Board of Education is pleased to announce the following finalists for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Salem Central School District. Each finalist will tour the district on Monday, March 21 (Ms. Adams), and Tuesday, March 22 (Mr. Bennefield) and interview with the Board of Education. 


  • Julie Adams - Ms. Adams currently serves as the Jr./Sr. High School Principal for the Salem Central School District.
  • James Bennefield - Mr. Bennefield currently serves as the High School Principal for the Hudson Falls Central School District.


The Board of Education anticipates making a final determination shortly after the completion of the process. Once a decision is made, the Board will distribute a press release to the entire community. 



Salem CSD Board of Education