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Nassau BOCES appoints new Executive Director of Special Education

The Nassau BOCES Board of Education has named Susan McNulty, of Rockville Centre, Executive Director of Special Education

The Nassau BOCES Board of Education has named Susan McNulty, of Rockville Centre, Executive Director of the Department of Special Education, starting July 1, 2020. She will oversee one of Nassau BOCES’ largest departments, serving more than 1,500 students with special needs in center- and district-based programs throughout Nassau County. 

“During her time at Nassau BOCES, Ms. McNulty has proven to be an outstanding administrator,” said Dr. Robert R. Dillon, District Superintendent. “Her background and work ethic are impressive, and her thorough understanding of the needs of our students make her an exceptional fit for the position.”

Ms. McNulty joined Nassau BOCES in 2016 and has more than 14 years of experience as an educational administrator. She is currently principal of the Carman Road School in Massapequa, which serves 300 students with multiple disabilities.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. McNulty serve in this new capacity,” said Susan Bergtraum, President of the Nassau BOCES Board of Education. “She brings strong administrative skills and a passion for the students she serves. In addition, her time as a Nassau County school board member will prove invaluable.”

Prior to joining Nassau BOCES, she over saw the development of PS 277Q in Queens, N.Y. and served as principal of that school for three years. She supervised every aspect of the program, including facility development, the hiring of staff, the management of a multi-million dollar budget as well as the implementation of research-based curriculum for students with disabilities in grades Pre-K through 21years of age.

"It is with great enthusiasm that I begin my new role as Executive Director of Special Education,” said Ms. McNulty. “I am entering into this position at an unprecedented time in education and I see this as a unique opportunity to explore and grow our programs to new heights. It is a privilege to partner with our local school districts to ensure that the most effective programs are being offered to all of our students throughout Nassau County. I look forward to working with the dynamic team of administrators and staff at Nassau BOCES. Together, we will continue to create innovative opportunities for our diverse population of student learners."

Her educational achievements include master’s degrees in students with disabilities and school administration and supervision from Touro College. She also holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Providence College.  She has several New York State school certifications including, school building leader and school administrator and supervisor.

Ms. McNulty is a member of the Rockville Centre UFSD Board of Education. Her term ends in June.