School board extends contract for superintendent

The Kane School Board voted 8-0 Thursday to extend the contract of Dr. Maryann Anderson as superintendent of the Kane Area School District.The five-year extension runs from next September through Sept. 7, 2017. She is currently in the third year of her original three-year contract.School Board President Dave Westerburg joined with board members Dick Coleman, Ed Kocjancic Jr., Mark Paup, Harry Steele, Stephanie Eckstrom, Larry Lamping and Gary Ziegler in approving the contract extension.Board member Ken Kane did not attend the meeting, but reportedly agrees with the contract extension.Anderson served as an administrator in the Millcreek Township (McDowell) School District in Erie for 22 years. Her last position at Millcreek was as personnel supervisor. She is a former special services director for the district.A native of Kearny, N.J., Anderson received a bachelor's degree from Kean College of New Jersey. She received her master's degree from John Hopkins University and earned her doctorate in school administration at the University of Buffalo.Anderson taught elementary school classes and special education for 10 years.See full article by purchasing the Jan. 13 edition of The Kane Republican.