Nassau Educator to Succeed Polansky as Superintendent

Christian Bowen, an educator in Valley Stream, was named superintendent of the Huntington school district on Tuesday, succeeding the retiring James W. Polansky.

Bowen, who is currently the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction of the Valley Stream Central High School Districtwill become deputy superintendent in Huntington in mid-August, and then move into the superintendent’s job on Sept.2. Polansky remains superintendent until Sept.1. 

Polansky has served in the Huntington job since 2011, moving over from South Huntington.

Bowen was introduced Tuesday night at the Board of Education.

“I’m thrilled to be the next Superintendent of Schools in Huntington. I want to thank Mr. Polansky for his stewardship over the last twelve years and hope I can use my vast experiences to continue moving Huntington Schools to the next level,” Bowen said.

In addition, Xavier Palacios was voted president of the board after serving as vice president, succeeding Christine Biernacki, who remains on the board. Michele Kustera was elected vice president. Biernacki has been on the board for nine years.


Polansky Named Huntington Superintendent



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