During the Wantagh School District’s Board of Education meeting on Feb. 16, the board accepted the retirement of Superintendent of Schools Maureen Goldberg. Concurrently, the board unanimously appointed Assistant Superintendent for Instruction John McNamara to succeed Goldberg, effective July 1, 2017.
“On behalf of the entire board, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to Mrs. Goldberg for her years of service and wish her a quiet and relaxing retirement,” said Board President Anthony Greco. “Mrs. Goldberg stepped into the role of superintendent during a time of administrative instability in our district, and her leadership skills and commitment to our district and students have helped Wantagh reach a higher level of achievement.”
Under Goldberg’s leadership, Wantagh has implemented full-day kindergarten; increased the overall rigor of academic offerings, including the implementation of AP Capstone, STEAM programs and the Chromebook initiative; enhanced facilities; and passed budgets compliant with the tax levy cap. Also during her tenure as superintendent, the high school graduation rate has remained steady at 99 to 100 percent and student enrollment in Advanced Placement courses has increased.
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