MAHOPAC, N.Y. - After a long search, the Mahopac Board of Education, along with Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo, named Harvey Sotland the district’s new assistant superintendent for business at last month’s board meeting.
He will be introduced to the public at the board’s June 14 meeting and officially take the helm July 24.
Sotland earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting from Siena College. He went on to study at the State University of New Paltz, earning both a Master of Science in educational administration and a certificate of advanced study in school business administration. In addition to being a certified public accountant, Sotland holds New York State certifications as both a school business administrator and a school district administrator.
Before entering public education, Sotland enjoyed a successful career in the private sector, working for such firms as Coopers & Lybrand, Rae & Sotland, CPAs, and Alex Brown & Sons. He also served nine years as the director of finance for Horsesmouth LLC.
In 2006, he joined the Cornwall Central School District as its assistant superintendent for business. In addition to financial planning and budgeting, Sotland oversaw the operation of Cornwall’s Facilities, Transportation and Food Services Department.
Mahopac school officials said Sotland has a proven track record of fiscal stewardship. Through his leadership in a number of areas, his current district has one of the lowest costs per pupil in the Mid-Hudson region while maintaining instructional programs and achieving top academic rankings. His expertise in budget development and management has yielded passing budgets year after year.
When asked about Sotland’s credentials, DiCarlo summed him up by saying, “He’s just the best!”
Article provided by Mahopac School District.