Delaware Academy Board of Education

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Board Members

Tammy Neumann

Term Expires June 30, 2024

Tammy has lived in Delhi for the past 30+ years, after meeting her husband Phil—Delaware Academy alumni—at Muskingum College. Tammy and Phil have two children that graduated from Delaware Academy—Shawn (2010) and Michael (2013).  Phil also coaches at Delaware Academy.

Lucy Kelly

Vice President
Term Expires June 30, 2025

Lucy is a retired teacher with 32 years of teaching experience.She has lived in Delhi 40 + years with her husband, David, raised two children: Nancy Kelly Hoxie, and Warren Kelly, both receiving an excellent education from Delaware Academy.

Seth Haight

Term Expires June 30, 2025

Seth Haight, a 1992 graduate of Delaware Academy, resides in Delhi with his wife, Erin, and sons, Alex, Owen and Charlie.  Seth graduated from Hartwick College (1996) and earned his MBA from Boston University (2004).

Sean Leddy 

Term Expires June 30, 2025

Sean and his wife of eighteen years, Stacey, are both graduates of Delaware Academy; Residing in Delhi with their two children, Dylan (14) and Marley (11) who both attend Delaware Academy. Sean is a licensed Landscape Architect employed by the Delaware County Planning Department.

Kimberly Shephard

Term Expires June 30, 2023

Kimberly lives in Delhi with her husband John and son Levi. Levi is a 5th grader at Delhi Elementary school and Kim’s oldest son, Travis, is a 2005 graduate of Delaware Academy. Kim is a lifelong educator.

James R. Tucker, Jr.

Term Expires June 30, 2023

James Tucker was born and raised in Delhi. He attended and graduated from Delaware Academy. He also earned his Associate degree from SUNY Delhi and upon this graduation, he enlisted and served in the United States Navy.

Lauren Raba 

Term Expires June 30, 2024

Lauren is a 1997 graduate of Delaware Academy. She and her husband, Jonah have two children that attend D.A. Lauren received her undergraduate college degree in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University and MS in Education from SUNY Oneonta.

The Board's Duties

The Board has legal responsibility for the operation of the entire district. The Board established the policies under which the school district is operated, and the Superintendent of Schools is responsible for administering the school program within the context of these policies. The Board's duties are derived from the State Constitution, the laws of New York State, and rulings of the State Commissioner of Education. The Board's four main areas of responsibility are to establish all school district policies, to develop an annual budget for public approval, to approve or disapprove the Superintendent's recommendations regarding personnel matters and the many contracts the district must enter into, and to act as a two-way communications link between residents and the Superintendent. The Board encourages parents and residents who have a concern about school matters to try first to resolve the problem at the level most directly involved, which is usually the classroom teacher or the principal. If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached at this level, contact the Superintendent of Schools.

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