The district has promoted Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Maura Gallagher to the role of deputy superintendent, effective July 1.
Gallagher has dedicated her time to the district since 2001, beginning her career in Franklin Square as a teacher and administrative intern at John Street School. In 2004, she took on the role of director of special education. Among her responsibilities, she chaired, supervised and coordinated all activities of Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education; implemented and refined programs for students with disabilities within federal and state mandates; coordinated effective professional development for special education and general staff; and assisted in the recruitment, selection and orientation of new special education personnel. Gallagher has served in her most recent role as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction since July 2012.
Prior to her time in Franklin Square, Gallagher held multiple positions in California. She was a teacher at Alta Vista Elementary School, a computer lab instructor for an adult education program at Yerba Buena High School and an assistant director of Children First Inc.
Gallagher received a professional diploma in administration and supervision from Queens College and a master’s degree in education from Fordham University. She is a resident of New Hyde Park.
Date Added: 6/16/2022