Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District Assistant Superintendent for Business Lyn Derway announced her retirement after a career that spanned more than 40 years in public education. Her resignation is effective September 1, 2017.
Lyn has served as the district’s assistant superintendent for business since her appointment in 2011. She has been instrumental in the district’s financial stability, overseeing the business operations. Her accomplishments include having solar panel systems installed on both school buildings and bus garage, starting a cycle of Capital Outlay projects each summer and most recently seeing a $9.98 million Capital Building Project approved by residents.
“While I am looking forward to what’s next, I will miss working with my colleagues, community members and the Board. Brunswick is a great community and I am proud to leave the district in a strong financial position that will serve it well into the future.” said Lyn.
Brunswick CSD Board of Education President Mike Fortun, who has worked with Lyn the past six years said the district is in excellent financial health, and we largely have Lyn’s prudent financial management to thank for that.
“We on the Board were always mindful of how lucky we were to have Lyn in negotiations, in purchasing, and in so many other of the day-to-day demands of running such a large enterprise as ours. The Board has relied on her fiscal wisdom and organizational talents, and we’ll certainly miss her terribly on those counts. But we’ll also miss just having her calm, cool, and collected self around the Board table, where she was always a charming and friendly presence,” said Fortun.
Lyn began her career as a member of the business office at North Warren Central School District. While working full-time, she attended Plattsburgh State University as a returning adult, earning three degrees including a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration. Her previous administrative experience includes serving the Greenwich and Lake George Central School Districts and Plattsburgh and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School Districts as Assistant Superintendent for Business.
Lyn has been a member of the New York State Association of School Business Officials Board since 2006 and currently serves as the President. She was President of the Adirondack Chapter for five years and has also been a webinar and workshop presenter for NYSASBO and has written several articles for The Reporter. In 2015, Lyn received the Dr. Joan Colvin Starship Award from NYSASBO for her published article on “Solar Power Purchase Agreements”.
Superintendent Dr. Angelina Maloney said we’re sad to see Lyn go. She has been an outstanding business administrator for the district; with her high level of integrity, leadership and knowledge of all things financial.
“As we plan ahead, our goal is to have a new business official by mid-July so Lyn can help orient her successor. Lyn will be leaving some big shoes to fill. Please join me in wishing her the best with this well-deserved retirement,” said Dr. Maloney.