Elmont Appoints New Superintendent
At the March 3 meeting, the Board of Education announced that Kenneth Rosner will take the helm as superintendent of schools, effective July 1. Rosner, who is currently the district’s director of curriculum and instruction, is taking the reins from retiring Superintendent Al Harper.
Mr. Rosner, a Farmingdale resident, began his education career as a teacher aide at the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson. After earning his master’s degree in special education, he started working for the New York City Department of Education as a special education teacher. He has also held the roles of staff developer for District 28 and assistant principal of PS 160 in Jamaica, Queens.
He has been with the Elmont district since 2006, when he became principal of Clara H. Carlson School. During his 11 years as principal, Mr. Rosner developed and initiated successful programs such as Adopt-A-College, Black History Month celebrations, Community Read and Teachers of Tomorrow. He also implemented a professional development program that focused on teachers learning from other teachers.
Since July 2017, he has served in his current position. Among his various accomplishments in this role, Mr. Rosner has successfully developed a district vision for project-based learning, an individualized professional development plan, a teacher- and parent-friendly report card and school-based action plans. Additionally, he worked closely with the district’s director of technology-curriculum on the 1:1 iPad integration.
Mr. Rosner is highly regarded in the community for his genuine care and concern for the children of Elmont. His selection as the new superintendent of schools was due, in part, to his familiarity with the staff, the curriculum and the board’s vision.