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OHM BOCES Names Semi-Finalists in DS Search

The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) has narrowed its search for a new District Superintendent to two semi-finalists. The two candidates are Patricia Kilburn, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Greater Johnstown School District, and Keith Levatino, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Little Falls City School District.

In the upcoming weeks, these two candidates will be advanced to the New York State Commissioner of Education for her consideration. Following the Commissioner’s response, the Board will make their final selection of the new District Superintendent, with an anticipated appointment at the end of July.


About the candidates:

Patricia Kilburn

In her current position, Dr. Kilburn oversees a K-12 district of approximately 1,750 students in five schools, a position she has held since 2017. Prior to this role, she served as the Johnstown district’s Assistant Superintendent and Director of Curriculum, Testing and Personnel. Her professional experience also includes serving as a guest speaker for educational leadership courses at SUNY Plattsburgh; serving as a third reader for doctoral dissertations and defense; providing professional development in three Capital Region districts; supporting and facilitating administrative retreats at Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES; and planning, implementing and presenting during a regional teacher leadership development project.


She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from SUNY Potsdam; a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School and District Administration from The College of St. Rose; and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Sage Graduate School.


Keith Levatino

In his current position, Dr. Levatino oversees a K-12 school district of approximately 1,050 students, a position he has held since 2016. Prior to this role, he served as Principal of Perry Junior High School in New Hartford and as the New Hartford school district’s Safety Coordinator. His experience also includes serving as Principal of Strough Junior High School in Rome, Assistant Principal at Rome Free Academy, Special Education Teacher at Strough, and Academic Summer School Principal for Madison-Oneida BOCES. He currently serves as a mentor for Educational Leadership Mohawk Valley and has served as an adjunct instructor at Utica College.


He holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from SUNY Adirondack; Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education from SUNY Plattsburgh; a Master’s degree in Education Administration and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Administration from SUNY Plattsburgh; and a doctorate in Educational Administration/Teacher Leadership from Walden University.