South Huntington Names Assistant Superintendent

Amanda Kavanagh has been appointed as assistant superintendent by the South Huntington school district.

She will be responsible for curriculum and instruction for grades 7-12.

Kavanagh comes from the Hewlett-Woodmere School District where she has worked since 2016.  She began as director of instructional and administrative technology, and in 2022,  became assistant superintendent of teaching, learning, and technology.

 Kavanagh will oversee all  core subjects and electives, exploring new courses, evaluating teachers, reviewing test data, and revamping current material to adapt to any changes made by the State Department of Education.  She will also be in charge of the fine arts program and technology in the district for all grades, kindergarten through 12th,

She began her educational career in 2008 as a special education teacher at Calhoun High School in Merrick.  “The work that I did around technology is really what pulled me out of the classroom,” said Kavanagh. “I earned my Master’s in Educational Technology.  I became more of a teacher leader and a tech mentor.  I really got to see the impact I could have on my colleagues and, therefore, all of the students instead of just a select few.”

Her interest in merging technology and education came into sharper focus during the Covid-19 pandemic.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Social Studies from Dowling College, her Master of Science in Educational Technology from Long Island University, and her Certificate of Leadership from Stony Brook University.  She has her NYS Certifications in SDL, SBL, Educational Technology Specialist, Special Education Grades 7-12 and Social Studies Grades 7-12.

She will take up her new position on Feb. 12.

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