Written by Pam Robinson and Joseph Kellard
A former Long Beach educator was named interim superintendent of the Syosset Central School District, Syosset Patch reports.
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Dr. Ronald L. Friedman, who worked as superintendent of Long Beach School District from 1999 to 2004, will serve in his new position until June 30, 2014. He takes over for the retiring superintendent, Dr. Carole Hankin, whose salary of more than $400,000 brought both criticism and support.
In a letter to the Syosset community, Friedman wrote: “Syosset’s record of providing superb educational and related co-curricular activities to its students is longstanding as well as outstanding, and I am humbled by this opportunity to work with all members of the school community to continue and to enhance all we do for the students we serve.”
A Huntington resident, Friedman served as Great Neck superintendent from 2004 to 2009. During his time in Long Beach he was named “Person of the Year” by the Long Beach Herald in 2004, and he served as president of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents during the 2008-09 school year.