Our District

Superintendent of Schools:

 Mr. Jason D. Thomson

Picture of Superintendent Jason D. Thomson

My Philosophy:

My philosophy on education is that all children can learn.  My goal as the Superintendent at Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these mindful, active learners.  Delaware Academy students will develop their character, intelligence and integrity as they prepare for their future.  This begins with me.  I will value and appreciate all our students and teachers for what they bring to the classrooms, school and community.  This positive atmosphere will allow all of us to tap into our highest potential.

Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi

District Goals



  Provide a positive, safe learning environment for all stakeholders.

Foster mutual respect throughout the entire school community;

Maintain and enhance our active district-wide “OLWEUS Program;”

Maintain and enhance school spirit and participation at events for students, staff, and community;

 Increase the overall academic achievement for EVERY student at Delaware Academy.

Continue to align curriculum K-12 to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS);

Continue the “Pupil Academic Support Services (PASS) Program” to continue to support and look for strategies to help struggling students succeed;

Explore unique academic opportunities to enhance student achievement.

Continue to raise the number of college and advanced placement (AP) courses offered;

Maintain and enhance exposure to career opportunities for all students K-12.

Implement strategies to increase number of students who reach mastery level.  

Continue to support and enhance literacy across all content areas K-12;

Implement consistent K-5 Math curriculum;

Provide ongoing professional development for all faculty and staff.

 Maintain and enhance high profile and partnerships within the Delhi community.

Continue collaboration between SUNY Delhi and the Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi;

Continue to provide opportunities for students at Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi to participate in community events.

  Maintain and enhance building facilities.

Complete five-year facilities plan, continue to enhance our buildings and grounds;

Continue implementation of green energy opportunities;

Be respectful and take pride in our facilities (i.e., no graffiti, no vandalism, or garbage on the grounds/hallway, etc.).

NYS School District Administration Certification -July 2007
SUNY Cortland, Mass College of Liberal Arts, University of Phoenix.

NYS School Administration Supervisor Certification- August 2004
SUNY Cortland, Mass College of Liberal Arts

Masters of Health Education-May 2001
SUNY Cortland

Bachelor of Science Degree - December 1996
Springfield College


Superintendent of Schools 2011 - Present

Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi

Pre-K-12 Principal / Director of Special Education 2006-2011

Franklin Central School - Franklin, NY

Vice Principal / Dean of Students  2004-2006

Walton Central School - Walton, NY

Health Education Teacher 2003-2004

Walton Central School District - Walton, NY

Special Education Teacher 2001-2003

Unatego Central School District

Health Education Teacher- summer school - 2001-2003


Other Employment Experience:

Personal Trainer/Assistant Estate Manager - 1999-2000
Yoko Ono Lennon

Classroom Teacher and Recreational Therapist - 1998-1999
Delaware County ARC

Assistant Athletic Trainer - 1997
Boston Red Sox Baseball Organization

Athletic Trainer - 1996
National Soccer Hall of Fame

Coaching Experience:

Franklin Central School - 2007
Varsity Boys Baseball- Head Coach
Walton Central School District - 1994, 1997, 2001, 2003-2005 

Varsity Boys Football/Baseball - Assistant Coach
Junior Varsity Boys Football/Baseball - Head Coach
Girls Varsity Basketball - Assistant Coach

Unatego Central School District - 2002-2003

Junior Varsity Girls Softball - Head Coach
8th Grade Girls Modified Softball - Head Coach
8th Grade Boys & Girls Modified Basketball - Head Coach

State and Regional Honors and Awards:

DCMO BOCES Administrator of the Year Award - 2011

SANNYS K-12 Principal of the Year for New York State - 2010

DCMO BOCES Administrator of the Year Award - 2009

Commencement Speaker for Walton Central School - 2007

DCMO BOCES Administrator of the Year Award - 2007

DCMO BOCES Scholastic Achievement Award Recipient - 2006

Springfield College Young Alumnus Award Finalist - 2006

About our school ---

School Profile
Grades: 9-12
Control: Public
County: Delaware
State: New York
CEEB: 331590


Location and Description
On October 12, 1819, Delaware Academy was chartered by the New York State Legislature as a private boarding school. Today, as a public, centralized school district, continually certified by the Board of Regents since December 12, 1902, we find an average enrollment of 803 students in grades K-12. These students are housed in three buildings within the district, which covers 200 square miles in the Catskill Mountain area of New York State. The largest community within the district is Delhi, the county seat of Delaware County and the home of SUNY Delhi College of Technology, a two/four year college in the State University of New York system. Education and county government are the main sources of employment, with recreation and agriculture also large contributors.

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