Syosset names new superintendent

February 18, 2014 by  

The Syosset School District officially has a new superintendent.

The district named Dr. Thomas Rogers as the superintendent on Monday, February 10. He is replacing Ronald L. Friedman, who was acting as interim superintendent after Dr. Carole Harkin left the position in October. Dr. Harkins had been in charge of the district for 23 years.

To spread the word of the new appointment to parents and others in the area, the district could use a local print company to produce an official announcement. Although the district has appointed him to the position now, Dr. Rogers will not take the reins of the schools until July 1.

Rogers is currently the CEO and a district superintendent at Nassau BOCES. During his tenure there, he led several initiatives, such as the Center for Online Learning and the Doshi STEM program. He also worked with the Nassau County Police to advance security services.

Previously, he served as the executive director of the New York State Council of School Superintendents. He was behind the “Education is a Civil Right” program, which strove to improve equity in public education.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Columbia Teachers College.

The Board of Education for Syosset has added Rogers to its team to oversee the 6,500 students in the district.