Craig J. Tice joined the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Headshot of male superintendent of schools on July 1, 2015.

Dr. Tice had previously served as the Marcellus Central School District Superintendent of Schools since 2006. He also served two years as the Marcellus assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

Dr. Tice is a former high school science teacher for the Webster Central School District. He also worked 13 years for the Skaneateles Central School District, first as an elementary curriculum coordinator for mathematics, science, health and technology and then as the State Street School principal. Dr. Tice was a member of the administrative team at Skaneateles when the school district received the Governor’s Excelsior Award and two buildings earned National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence recognition.

Dr. Tice’s educational qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and chemistry with a minor in secondary education, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
  • Master of Public Administration, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • Master of Science degree in science education, Syracuse University
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in science education (with a minor in Educational Administration & Supervision) from Syracuse University
  • Permanent certification as a School District Administrator and as an instructor of biology, chemistry and general science

During his Syracuse University doctoral residency, Dr. Tice supervised science student-teachers in their public school field placements and worked as a staff development specialist for the Graduate School while on a teaching fellowship. After being awarded his doctoral degree, Dr. Tice taught graduate-level courses in elementary science methods, secondary science methods and teacher development as an adjunct professor.

Dr. Tice’s leadership in school improvement extends to both national and statewide organizations.

In New York state, he served as president of the School Alliance for Continuous Improvement from 2008-2015, in addition to serving as a member of the New York State Council of School Superintendents House of Delegates and the Commissioner’s Advisory Council. In 2012, the New York State Education Department vetted Dr. Tice to serve as an Outside Educational Expert with the Binghamton City School District as part of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness Initiative – a school improvement model co-developed at Harvard, Brown, Columbia and Yale universities.

At the national level, Dr. Tice was recruited to join select superintendents from across the country to participate on a collaborative panel convened by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). He is also part of the AASA’s Personalized Learning Cohort, which organizes visits to high-performing school systems throughout the nation that use innovative instructional methodologies.

Dr. Tice also serves as a commissioner with the Middle States Association. He was elected in 2009 to his first three-year term on the MSA Commission on Secondary Schools where he participated on the PK-12 Membership and Accreditation Committee. Following his re-election to a second term, his peers voted him as the chair-elect of the MSA Commission on Secondary Schools, where he began participating on the executive, finance and policy/planning committees.

In July 2015, Dr. Tice transitioned from chair-elect to his role as Chair of the Commission on Secondary Schools (CSS). One of his responsibilities as Chair of CSS included traveling to Washington, DC in order to make a formal presentation to the federal government’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).

In November 2015, he was elected to a three-year term as a member of the MSA Board of Trustees where he joined representatives from the other two MSA commissions (Higher Education and Elementary Schools).

Effective July 2017, Dr. Tice began a two-year appointment as past-chair where he now assists in the orientation of new commissioners in addition to his assigned responsibilities as a representative on the Executive Committee and the Membership and Accreditation Committee.

In November 2017, Dr. Tice was elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the Middle States Association Board of Trustees where he will facilitate the MSA Finance Committee, which is comprised of trustees from the Commissions for Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, and Higher Education.

In July 2019, Dr. Tice was asked by his colleagues at the Middle States Association (MSA) to extend his service as Past Chair on the Commission on Secondary Schools (and as a member of the MSA Board of Trustees) for one additional year in an effort to ensure the continuity of leadership on the governance team as MSA transitions to a new President. This additional year of service will include a return visit to NACIQI in Washington, DC as Dr. Tice helps to influence the conversation about school improvement at the national level. Accordingly, Dr. Tice will finally conclude his 11 years of continuous and voluntary service to the Middle States Association on June 30, 2020.

Dr. Tice’s family includes his wife, Dr. Stacey Lane Tice, and their three children: Megan, Matthew and Molly.

Dr. Tice can be reached at 315-692-1200 or