An ad hoc interview committee narrowed the field of five candidates to three. The committee consisted of Steve O'Connor, Jeremy Bornt, Ed Pruden, Kathy Wilt and Michelle Barrows.
The BOE participated in a second interview with the remaining three candidates during an executive session before choosing a finalist.
Siddon spent the last six years at Massena Central School District in Massena. The first three years he taught social studies in grades 6-8 and the last three years he has been an administrator at the Massena Alternative School, most recently as principal.
He holds a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Potsdam in History and Secondary Education Social Studies, a master's degree in Educational Leadership from The University of New England, and a second master's from Canisius College in School Administration Supervision.
-- By CRISTINE MEIXNER