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Business Office
Mitchell Toleson
Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance
(315) 776-5728 x1327
Mailing address:
30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, NY 13140
(315) 776-5728
(315) 776-5728 x1304
District Office fax:
(315) 776-4050
Janet Tamilio
Secretary to the Superintendent
Human Resources/Personnel
(315) 776-5728 x1305





Neil O'Brien joined the Port Byron Central School District as Superintendent of Schools in August 2004.

Mr. O'Brien, who has a degree in economics from St. John Fisher College, worked for the XEROX Corporation and as a social studies teacher prior to beginning his administrative career in 1994.

He is passionate about providing the best educational experience for students and working with the community, power brokers in the region and Albany to provide the best for stakeholders.

During his tenure Port Byron school and community have experienced great growth even within the context of difficult economic times.

Mr. O'Brien received both his master’s degree in secondary social studies and his certificate in advanced studies, educational administration, from the State University of New York at Brockport. He began his career as a social studies teacher in the Gates-Chili Central School District in Gates, New York. 

In 1994, he was hired as assistant principal at Leroy Junior Senior High School. Three years later assumed a variety of administrative positions including assistant principal, principal and interim district technology coordinator for the Gananda Central School District.

He and his wife, Dr. Lynn O'Brien have two daughters. Dr. O'Brien is a full professor of BioChemistry at Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY. Outside of their shared love of teaching and learning, they enjoy travel and time with family.

In addition to belonging to numerous community and professional boards and organizations, he currently serves on the Commissioner of Education’s Advisory Council and is President-Elect of both the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF) and separately New York State Council of School Superintendent's (NYSCOSS). He has been a guest instructor for the Cayuga Leadership Seminar multiple times, co-facilitated the Central New York School Board's financial training for school board members and for three years, taught a one-day seminar for aspiring superintendents. 

Mr. O'Brien writes a weekly message, available on the website here.

He can be reached by email at



  • Port Byron Central School District; Port Byron, New York 
    Superintendent of Schools, August 2004-present
  • Fairport Central School District; Fairport, New York
    Johanna Perrin Middle School Principal, July 2001-August 2004
  • Gananda Central School District; Walworth, New York
    Gananada Middle School Principal, February 1998-July 2001
    Gananada Middle School Assistant Principal, January 1997-January 1998
    Interim District Technology Coordinator, February 1997-Febraury 1998
    Lakeshore Summer School Principal, summer 1997
    Richard Mann Elementary School Assistant Principal, January 1997-June 1997
  • LeRoy Central School District; LeRoy, New York
    LeRoy Junior Senior High School Assistant Principal, November 1994-December 1996
  • Gates-Chili Central School District; Gates, New York
    Administrative Internship Gates-Chili High School, January 1994-May 1994
    Social Studies Teacher, September 1998-November 1994
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies, Educational Administration 1995
    State University of New York College at Brockport
  • Master of Science, Secondary Social Studies 1992 
    State University of New York College at Brockport 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics 1986 
    St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York 

New York State Permanent Certifications:

  •  School District Administrator
  •  School Administrator and Supervisor
  •  Social Studies Teacher 7-12 

Superintendent: Neil O'Brien
Phone: 315.776.5728
Fax: 315.776.4050
Address: 30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, New York 13140