Welcome Back 2021-22
Dear Massapequa Community,
In education, there is not much that tops the energy and enthusiasm of a new school year. The first day of school is filled with so much hope, promise and joy, and I am excited to welcome back our students and staff.
After navigating education during the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year and a half, we are closer to “normal” than ever before. The health and safety of our students and staff continues to remain a priority even as we are able to ease many of the restrictions from the previous year. We are pleased to offer our full complement of academic, athletic and extracurricular offerings from the start of the school year, and look forward to the return of many annual traditions such as homecoming and student concerts.
I can’t believe that this is my final back-to-school message to the Massapequa school community. At the end of this month, I will be retiring as Superintendent of Schools. When I arrived in the district in 1999 as Assistant Principal of East Lake Elementary School, I never envisioned I would retire more than two decades later as Superintendent. Serving in this position for the past eight years has truly been the greatest honor of my career, and I am proud of how far we have moved the district forward.
I will truly value the relationships I have made with my administrative colleagues, Board of Education trustees, teachers and staff, students, parents and community leaders. It was both personally and professionally rewarding to be part of a community that is heavily invested in the success of its children. Together, we have grown opportunities for students at all levels and ensured that Massapequa remains an inclusive school district where there is something for everyone!
On Oct. 1st, Brian Conboy will take the helm as Interim Superintendent of Schools for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. Over the past month, Mr. Conboy and I have worked together to assure a seamless transition. He is an accomplished, experienced superintendent, having served in the role for the Seaford School District for seven years. Mr. Conboy was also our interim principal at Massapequa High School for two years and is the father of two Massapequa alumni!
In the coming months, the Board of Education will begin its search for the next Superintendent of Schools, with a goal of having the new leader in place for July 1, 2022. In the meantime, the district will be in the very capable hands of Mr. Conboy.
Please continue to stay informed throughout the year by visiting the district website, www.msd.k12.ny.us, Massapequa Public Schools on Facebook, @MassapequaPS on Twitter and @MassapequaPS on Instagram.
I want to once again thank the Massapequa community for all the great memories and wish everyone a great school year!
Lucille F. Iconis
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Thomas J. Fasano
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Assistant to the Superintendent for Instructional Support & General Administration
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & General Administration
Dr. Jordan McCaw
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
Executive Director for Business and Operations
Bryan R. Piotrowski
Executive Director for Technology & General Administration
Administrative Associate General Administration