Filling district vacancies
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Parahus isn’t the only new district employee. Mark Secaur will replace Laura Seinfeld as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction on Aug. 1. Secaur, 44, a Malverne resident, has been the principal at Oceanside High School since 2008. “I had a successful experience at Oceanside, and was able to work as part of a team,” he said. “I have experience achieving goals and improving the measures that are imparted in schools and districts.”
He said he aims to improve instruction in the district. “I intend to help teachers by providing them with the tools and training they need to implement the district’s curriculum with fidelity,” Secaur said.
In order to prepare for his new position, he added, he will learn as much about the district, its policies and culture as he can. “I’ve been very impressed by the people I’ve met thus far, and look forward to meeting a larger number of the district’s staff,” Secaur said. “I’m very excited to join a great educational team.”
Elmont resident Anthony Murray is the new P-12 chairman of mathematics for the district. He has been the director of mathematics, computer education and technology for the West Hempstead School District since 2009. “I’m looking forward to being an integral member of my new team, and I hope to bring my years of curriculum, supervisory and teaching experience to this district,” said Murray, who is in his 40s. “I think my years of experience and my personal and sincere belief in equity in education made me stand out against other applicants.”
Murray said that Hewlett-Woodmere’s “outstanding reputation” was one of the reasons he wanted to become a part of the district. “I hope to encourage and influence others to educate with passion and enthusiasm and to support students who are struggling,” he said, “and motivate with creativity and humor.”
Richard Mangeri takes over as an assistant principal at Hewlett High School, replacing Al Bauer, now the principal of Woodmere Middle School. Mangeri, an East Meadow resident in his 40s, was a social studies teacher, attendance coordinator and a varsity football coach at Hewlett High School, and an assistant football coach, head track coach and assistant track coach at the middle school.