The East Meadow Union Free School District’s Board of Education unanimously appointed David Casamento as the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Mr. Casamento returns to East Meadow after a 27-year educational career that began in the district as an AP chemistry/biology and chemistry teacher at W.T. Clarke High School in 1990, a position he held until 2005.

Mr. Casamento most recently held the position of director of science and technology for the East Williston Union Free School District, a post he held for seven years.  In this position, he was responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the science, technology and instructional technology teaching staff, as well as curriculum alignment and development, professional development and establishing a technology vision for the district. Prior to that, he served as director of science and instructional technology in the Huntington School District, and was the director of science for the North Babylon Union Free School District.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Education, I welcome Mr. Casamento back to the East Meadow School District,” said Board of Education President Marcee Rubinstein. “His knowledge and extensive background compliments our district’s  offerings in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. I am confident that his contributions will help us further advance in these areas, as well.”

"It is with great excitement that I am being afforded the opportunity to return to the East Meadow School District as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction,” said Mr. Casamento. “It was a sad day when I left my science teaching position at W.T. Clarke High School, so coming back makes me feel as though I've truly come full circle professionally. I look forward to working with all of the students, staff, and community members who made me feel welcome 27 years ago and who I look forward to partnering with once again. East Meadow is a place of great opportunity, and I know that together, we will continue to build upon the district's successes and programs for the education of all students."

Mr. Casamento will officially assume his new role in the district on July 17.