Board Confirms New Superintendent

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BOE Trustees Christine Monterosso, Pat Aitken, newly appointed Superintendent Dr. Vincent Butera, Superintendent Charles Cardillo, BOE President Regina Rule, Vice President Ann Marie Curd, Trustee Carlo Prinzo

The Manhasset Board of Education has announced they have selected Dr. Vincent Butera to be the next Superintendent of the Manhasset School District. The board approved Butera’s appointment at the Saturday, March 11, board meeting. before the review the Superintendent’s Preliminary 2017-18 Budget.

Board president Regina Rule said, “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Butera to Manhasset, and we are confident that the Manhasset school community will be well served by Dr. Butera’s dedicated, caring and talented leadership. Dr. Butera shares Manhasset’s student centered approach and our ongoing commitment to improvement in all areas.”

Butera is currently the Superintendent of the Bayport Blue Point School District on Long Island, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to that was the Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Long Beach School district. During his time in Long Beach, Butera was widely credited for the district’s notable growth in student achievement. Among the factors contributing to Long Beach’s success were the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Butera has also worked as a principal, assistant principal and social studies teacher. Furthermore, for two years he served as an assistant professor at Dowling College and as an adjunct professor at the College of St. Rose since 2014.

Butera grew up in Queens and graduated from Queens College with honors with Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Science with honors in special education. He holds a certificate of advanced study in educational administration from Hofstra University. He earned a doctoral degree in educational administration, leadership and technology from Dowling College. He and his wife have two teenage children and reside in Massapequa.

“I am honored by the board’s confidence in me as the next superintendent of the Manhasset Schools, and I eagerly look forward to meeting the students, families, staff and residents of the community,” said Dr. Butera. “Manhasset is one of the finest public schools in the nation, and I am privileged to be given the opportunity to serve.”

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates was selected by the Manhasset Board of Education last November to assist the board in its search to replace Superintendent Charles Cardillo who is retiring at the end of June. He has served the Manhasset School District for the past 12 years.

The meeting then continued to the Manhasset’s Superintendent’s Preliminary 2017-18 Budget which showed an increase of 2.02 percent which is at the allowable tax levy cap. More details in the March 22 edition of the Manhasset Press.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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