GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education appointed former Johnstown Superintendent Robert DeLilli to serve as interim superintendent beginning July 1.
According to a release, the board approved the appointment during its regular meeting on Tuesday. DeLilli will begin work in Gloversville when current superintendent Michael Vanyo leaves the position June 30 to become superintendent at Ichabod Crane Central School.
DeLilli retired in February after five years as the leader of the Greater Johnstown School District. For four years, 2007-11, he served as the Gloversville superintendent. His experience also includes superintendent and principal for the Wheelerville Union Free School District and more than 15 years as a middle school social studies teacher.
Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES conducted the search for the interim superintendent on behalf of the district, receiving nine applications. Board of Education President Richard Carlson said DeLilli’s application immediately rose to the top, and the board worked to draft a contract with him.
“Rob is very familiar with the district and the community, as well as the kinds of initiatives we are in the midst of,” Carlson said. “We are fortunate to be able to draw on that experience in the short term.”
The district will begin an open search for a permanent superintendent beginning this summer.