Dan Pacos is the new superintendent of the Lake Shore School District.
The Pomfret town supervisor and Fredonia resident, a longtime district employee, was promoted Tuesday by the Lake Shore Board of Education.
“I’m excited about it,” he said to the WATCHER. “The board approached me about this because our current superintendent is retiring.”
Pacos added that he was starting to consider retirement, but gave up on that because he feels invigorated by his new role.
The appointment is effective December 16, the day after the retirement of the current superintendent, Charles Galluzzo.
Pacos has worked for the Lake Shore School District for nearly 20 years. Deputy Superintendent of Administration and Finance for the past 11 years, he served as a corporate administrator and district clerk before that. Pacos also served as finance director for BOCES Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus. He began his career in the Brocton School District.
In addition to his state school district administrative certifications, Pacos holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY Fredonia and a master’s of business administration in finance from St. Bonaventure University. He is also a state-certified chartered accountant.