Superintendent Search

  • The Board of Education has retained the Western New York Educational Service Council (WNYESC) to assist in the search for a new Superintendent of Schools to replace Mr. Kevin Shanley who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Dr. Timothy O’Neill will serve as our chief search consultant. He will carry out the tasks of developing a profile of desired characteristics of the new superintendent, screening applicants and recommending a group of finalists to the Board of Education. The Board of Education, however, will make all decisions concerning the selection process, the evaluation of candidates, and the final appointment. The time table is listed below.

Vacancy Notice - Posted 1/8/2019





    The Akron Central School District lies in the northeast corner of Erie County, about 40 miles east of Buffalo, New York and 55 miles west of Rochester, New York. The district serves approximately 1400 students in Grades K -12 from the towns of Akron and Newstead, including 195 Native Americans, most of whom reside on the Tonawanda Reservation. The school complex, comprised of the elementary school, the middle school and the high school, is located in the Village of Akron. The district is among the top 20% of school districts in New York State.

    Central office and building level administrative experience is preferred but all candidates with extensive, relevant administrative experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates should study the desired characteristics of the new superintendent as well as the challenges that lie ahead for the new superintendent. This and other necessary information can be found on the district's website,, or on the website of the Western New York Education Service Council,

    A salary up to $170,000 and a flexible benefit package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019. The application consists of detailed cover letter of application, a completed Disclosure and Consent form which is available at, a detailed resume, all graduate transcripts, a copy of New York State administrative (SDA/SDL) and teaching certifications and at least three current letters of reference. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials well in advance of the March 1, 2019 deadline. For questions please call (716) 645-2932.


    Submit all application materials to:

    Dr. R. Timothy O'Neill, Search Consultant
    Akron Central School District
    Western New York Educational Service Council
    Graduate School of Education
    222 Baldy Hall
    State University of New York at Buffalo
    Buffalo, New York 14260-1000


Update - Posted 12/7/2018

  • Beginning December 11, 2018, our search consultant will be meeting with the following stakeholder groups to ascertain desired characteristics, beliefs and leadership style of our new Superintendent of Schools:

    • Confidential Secretaries
    • Central Office Administrators
    • Student Council
    • Akron Faculty Association
    • Parent Teacher Association
    • Supervisors
    • Principals
    • Native American Council
    • Assistant Principals
    • Akron Employees Association
    • Board of Education

    Community members are encouraged to submit their input regarding the above in writing and sent it directly to our consultant:

    Dr. Timothy O'Neill, Search Consultant
    Akron Central School District
    47 Bloomingdale Avenue
    Akron, New York  14001 

    If it is more convenient to do so, feel free to drop off your correspondence to Roxanne Rebmann, our District Clerk, in the District Office, RM H193, by December 28, 2018.

Time Table for Superintendent Search - Posted 12/3/2018