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School Board Appoints New Superintendent
School Board Appoints New Superintendent

From the Clarence Central School District

At a special meeting on May 26, the Clarence Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Geoffrey Hicks as the Clarence Central School District’s new superintendent of schools. He will succeed Thomas G. Coseo who will retire this summer after 20 years leading the district.

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, the firm appointed to assist in the search, presented the Clarence school board with a list of 25 applicants who met the leadership criteria established during a series of interviews, focus group meetings, and public forums in February. 

After a thorough review of all candidates and several interviews, the board agreed to offer the position to Mr. Hicks. The terms of the contract were not immediately available.

School Board president Michael Lex, speaking on behalf of the entire board, said, “The board is very pleased to hire a person of Geoff Hicks’ caliber and experience. He is a proven leader with a student-focused vision. From his time in the classroom, through building administration, on to district leadership, Mr. Hicks has a proven track record of moving students forward.”

Mr. Hicks earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Buffalo State College. He completed his administrative certification at SUNY Brockport and anticipates completing his doctorate from SUNY Buffalo next year.

Hicks is currently superintendent of the Arlington Central School District in Poughkeepsie, a district with an enrollment of 10,341 and an annual budget of $175 million. Previously, he served as Sweet Home Middle School principal for four years followed by 12 years as Sweet Home Central School District superintendent.


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