Dr. Vincent Butera to take on new post as superintendent of school district in Suffolk County.
This story was written by Judy Motti.
Dr. Vincent Butera, Long Beach School District’s assistant
superintendent for curriculum and instruction, was hired as the new
superintendent at Bayport-Blue Point (B-BP) School District in Suffolk County.
Butera is expected to start his new position on Dec. 1. His
hiring comes after what the B-BP district described an "expansive
search" that brought forth a large number of "impressive"
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Butera, a
well-respected educator, to the Bayport-Blue Point School District,” said Board
of Education President James March in a release issued Monday by the school's
public relations firm.
Butera was hired at a fixed salary of $218,000 for the first three
years of his contract, which runs through 2016.
He has been an educator for nearly 20 years, serving the last
three as assistant superintendent for curriculum and insturction at Long Beach.
In the release, Butera called the new role an "incredible
“Bayport-Blue Point is a district that is well-regarded by its
community and many on the outside, and I look forward to building upon this
tradition of success by helping every child succeed to the highest level,”
Butera stated. “My efforts are guided by my belief that schools must develop
students who possess the social, emotional and academic skills to succeed
beyond high school, and I certainly sensed that same commitment to ensuring
student success from the Board of Education.”
In addition to his administrative experience in Long Beach,
Butera has also worked as a principal, assistant principal and social studies
teacher. For two years he served as an assistant professor in Dowling College’s
department of educational administration, leadership and technology. Butera’s
work has been published in two professional publications.
He graduated with honors from Queens College with a Bachelor of
Arts in history. He also earned a Master of Science with honors in special
education from Queens College. He holds a certificate of advanced study in
educational administration from Hofstra University and a doctoral degree in
educational administration, leadership and technology from Dowling College.
“He is a true academic leader and we are confident he will serve
our district well as its new superintendent,” March said. “It was clear during
the recruitment process that Dr. Butera possesses the wide-ranging skill set
needed to continue to push our district toward achieving and maintaining the
high academic standards we have come to expect here in Bayport-Blue Point.”
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