Lyndonville superintendent one of 3 finalists to lead Batavia school district
BATAVIA – The Lyndonville school superintendent is one of three finalists to be the next leader of the Batavia City School District.
Jason Smith is a Batavia resident. He has served as Lyndonville superintendent the past eight years.
Smith grew up in Batavia and has worked as a teacher and vice principal in Albion, and then as a principal in Elba, before going to Lyndonville.
The Batavia district held community meetings this week for the public to meet the finalists. Besides Smith, Batavia is considering Anibal Soler, Jr., an associate superintendent for the Buffalo Public Schools; and Joleen Dimitroff, principal of Sweet Home’s Glendale Elementary School.
The district wants to have the new superintendent in place by Feb. 3, according to The Daily News in Batavia.
In a press release from the Batavia school district, Smith is praised for leading extensive curriculum work at Lyndonville in math and English Language Arts with full alignment to the Common Core. Those changes resulted in a near 100 percent increase in math scores from 2013 to 2014.
Smith implemented APPR requirements with alignment to the Framework for Teaching and Leadership standards and provided on-going administrator professional development to ensure consistency of teacher observations.
At Lyndonville, he supervises over 100 staff and faculty members, and a student body of about 650.