TVCSD Board of Education Appoints Dr. William Silver Acting Superintendent

The Tri-Valley Central School District Board of Education has appointed Dr. William Silver to serve as the district’s acting superintendent, effective July 29.

Dr. Silver retired in June 2017 from Liberty Central School District after four decades in the field of education, including more than 20 years as a superintendent in New York and Connecticut. He most recently served as interim superintendent for the Monticello Central School District.

“Dr. Silver is an experienced educator and superintendent who comes to us with a deep knowledge of the local community,” said TVCSD Board of Education President Keri Poley, on behalf of the school board. “We are very pleased that he will be leading our district into the new school year.”

In Tri-Valley, the position of acting superintendent has been held by Dr. Robert M. Dufour, District Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of Sullivan County BOCES, since early July, when Tri-Valley Superintendent Michael Williams was placed on administrative leave.

Dr. Silver’s appointment to the post was made during the July 27 meeting of the TVCSD Board of Education. At the meeting, the board’s actions in regard to the position of superintendent included:

  • Accepted the resignation of Acting Superintendent Dr. Dufour, effective July 28
  • Appointed Dr. Silver to the position of acting superintendent, effective July 29
  • Accepted the resignation of Superintendent Michael Williams, effective Aug. 31
  • Appointed Dr. Silver to the position of interim superintendent for the 2021-22 school year, effective Sept. 1 (An acting superintendent serves to fill the temporary vacancy caused by a superintendent’s extended absence or leave, in this case, the administrative leave of Michael Williams. An interim superintendent fulfills the duties of the role when a superintendent retires or resigns, and serves until a permanent replacement is named.)