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Wilson Central names Timothy Carter superintendent

Timothy P. Carter, principal of Niagara-Wheatfield High School, has been chosen as the new superintendent of the Wilson Central School District.

The Wilson School Board gave Carter a three-year contract at $145,000 a year, starting July 17. He  replaces Michael S. Wendt, who is retiring as superintendent.

Carter began his career as an elementary school teacher in 1988. He went from the Buffalo Public Schools  to Niagara-Wheatfield, where he worked for the past 11 years. At Niagara-Wheatfield, he previously served as principal of Colonial Village Elementary School and as an instruction technology liaison.

He was chosen from among three finalists for the Wilson post. The other candidates were Henry J. Stopinski, founding principal of Buffalo's Health Sciences Charter School, and Jill Heck, Wilson's technology facilitator. Each candidate had a full day in Wilson last month, meeting with teachers, staff, students and the public.

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