2022 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree

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Dr. Albert Inserra

Retired, Superintendent,
College Professor, Dean and President

Albert Inserra has been a respected and beloved leader in the Long Island school community for more than half a century, serving during that time in nearly every conceivable capacity. He began his career  as a teacher, but quickly advanced into administrative positions, including program supervisor, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. 

Throughout his tenure, Dr. Inserra has been a vital part of several key educational organizations at the regional, state and national levels. He is a current member of the New York State Education Department’s Professional Standards and Practices Board, and a past president and former executive board member of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents. He has been an active member of the Commissioner’s Advisory Council and the House of Delegates for the New York State Council of School Superintendents, and of the Long Island Association’s Education Committee. He has also lent his expertise to the American Association of School Administrators, as well as the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. 

Dr. Inserra earned the Excellence in Educational Leadership award from the University Council for Educational Administration, and the Good Government Award for Capital Planning and Operating Procedures (with High Merit) from the Nassau Citizens Budget Committee. He was recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Education by the Fordham University Graduate School of Education.  

A lifelong learner and exceptional scholar, Dr. Inserra was awarded Best Paper in the education division of the International Business and Economy Conference, and earned the Journal of Reading’s Education Award for Best Paper in the research category.  

Dr. Inserra has also been influential in the field of higher education, having been named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He has served as the president of Dowling College, the dean of Long Island University’s (LIU) College of Education Information and Technology, and interim dean of LIU’s Brooklyn School of Education.