CORINTH - Board of education members of the Corinth Central School District appointed a new superintendent from western New York on Tuesday.
Out of 25 applicants, the board chose Daniel Starr, who for the past three years has been superintendent of the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District.
Starr will fill the spot being vacated this summer by retiring Superintendent Matthew Breitenbach, who has been superintendent for the past
Starr will take over Aug. 1, after spending a week working with Breitenbach.
He will be paid a salary of $122,000 per year.
Starr oversaw 1,650 students at North Rose-Wolcott, while Corinth has 1,300 students.
Before his tenure at Rose-Wolcott, he was principal of Williamson High School in Williamson (Wayne County) for 10 years.
He said the biggest challenge facing schools today is preparing students for jobs of the future.
"The students who are in our primary grades now will take jobs that don't exist yet, because technologies are changing that rapidly," Starr said.
As a superintendent, he developed or supported efforts that won the district more than $1 million in grant money, according to a Corinth district press release.
"The best thing I can do is cultivate the talents of the people around me," Starr said.
He also praised Breitenbach's leadership.
"The district is in good shape and it's in good shape because of him," he said. "Essentially, what I want to do while getting started is maintain what he's done."
Starr earned his doctorate in educational administration at the State University at Buffalo, his master's degree in reading from the University of New Hampshire and his bachelor's degree in English/Education from Alfred University.