Northville district names superintendent

NORTHVILLE – The Northville Central School District Board of Education announced Leslie Ford has been selected the district’s new superintendent.

Ford currently is serving as director of human resources for the Dutchess Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Poughkeepsie.

The Northville school board received more than 40 applications for the superintendent’s post and narrowed the field to two finalists before deciding on Ford, a news release said.

Contract negotiations are being concluded, and Ford is expected to start July 1.

Debra Lynker is currently serving as Northville’s interim superintendent.

“I am very drawn to the region,” Ford said in the news release. “I am looking forward to living here and becoming an integral part of the community.”

A career educator, Ford has taught music education at the elementary, middle and high school levels. As an administrator, she served as guidance administrator, vice principal and superintendent for public schools in New York and California.

More on this story will appear in Wednesday’s print and online editions.