Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent of Schools

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At its communications meeting on April 20, 2017, the East Meadow Board of Education appointed Dr. Kenneth Card, Jr. as the district’s new superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Card joins the district with more than 14 years of experience as a district and school-based leader, most recently serving as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Huntington School District for the past seven years. His past experience also includes serving as principal at Woodhull Intermediate School in Huntington, and an assistant principal and social studies teacher in the Harborfields Central School District.

Dr. Card also currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Education at LIU Post and as an adjunct instructor at the School of Education at SUNY Old Westbury. He is a visionary leader in a K-12 setting and has extensive experience in strategic planning and resource development, a deep dedication to academic excellence and a passion for preparing students for productive and successful lives.

“Dr. Card is highly regarded and respected in the educational community and described by his peers as a creative thinker, a problem solver, a strong long-range planner and an effective leader,” said Board of Education President Marcee Rubinstein. “The Board believes that Dr. Card will be effective at connecting and communicating with faculty, staff, students, parents and the community at large. We welcome him to our district and look forward to his leadership and vision.”

Dr. Card’s primary goal for East Meadow is to enable the district to fully achieve its mission and aspirations for all students. He plans on building on East Meadow’s many strengths and promote a rich academic life that fosters student success, advances the intellectual, artistic and athletic abilities of students to ensure that they are well prepared for student success well into the future.

“Dr. Card has our district’s entire support in his efforts to lead and to uplift our children to greater heights in knowledge, kindness and respect of others,” said current Superintendent of Schools Leon J. Campo. “On behalf of our dedicated staff, I welcome him to the East Meadow School District family!”