Patrick J. Farrand | St. Lawrence University Education

Patrick J. Farrand

Patrick Farrand
Class year: 
Class of 2007
Ogdensburg, NY

Current Position: Superintendent, Lisbon Central School District

Position held since: 2016

Previous Employment:

High School Principal - Massena High School, 2010 - 2016

Assistant High School Principal - Massena High School, Massena, NY - 2008 - 2010

Supervisor of Instruction and Program Development - St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Norwood, NY - 2007 - 2008

Middle/High School Science Teacher - Morristown Central School, Morristown, NY - 2002 - 2007

High School Science Teacher - Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, NY - 2001 - 2002

Middle/High School Long Term Substitute Science Teacher - Edwards-Knox Central School, Russell, NY - 2000 - 2001


St. Lawrence University - Canton, NY M.Ed. - Educational Leadership - 2007

St. Lawrence University - Canton, NY - Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Administration - 2006

State University of New York College at Potsdam - Potsdam, NY - M.S.ED. with distinction, Teaching Secondary Science - 2005

St. Lawrence University - Canton, NY - B.S. - Biology - 2000

My St. Lawrence Experience:

St. Lawrence University and its Education Program has provided me with many professional and personal connections that have greatly enhanced my career in education. Both as an undergraduate and graduate student, I was able to work closely with my fellow students and professors in a very small and intimate atmosphere. Having a network of classmates that were currently working in the area school districts provided the necessary perspective and relevance related to the instructional topics in the Educational Administration program. This connection, the collaborative nature of the staff, and the instructional setting allowed for students, like me, to be able to work with current educational challenges that were critical at the time.

SLU has prepared me very well for the administrative and instructional challenges that educators are facing each and every day. I have had a number of professional opportunities as a result of the networking and expertise that SLU has provided. The Education Program makes such a connection with its students that its support for them is second nature and naturally addresses the individualized needs of their students. Travelling the roads of education I am thankful to have such a talented group of former students and professors that I can, and do, call on from time to time for continued collegiality and collaboration!