After several months of interviews and a new administrative model, the Springs School Board annouced on Friday that Dominic Mucci -- the Springs superintendent from 1999 to 2002 -- will be returning to the role as interm superintendent, effective July 2.
In a press release, Kathee Burke Gonzalez, the president of the Springs Board of Education, said, “We are thrilled to have Dominic back serving in the new role of part-time superintendent. Dom is a professional committed to excellence. He brings energy, passion, and a wealth of experience back to Springs. He knows our district and is familiar with the issues we face including the complexities of working under the 2-percent tax levy cap. With Dom’s 12 years of experience as a superintendent, he should prove to be an outstanding mentor for our principal, Eric Casale. The team of Dominic and Eric promises to be a dynamic force at Springs next year.”
Mr. Mucci's role as part-time superintendent is part of an initiative at Springs to create a different administrative model -- one that also includes a full-time assistant principal, who is yet to be named. Mr. Mucci retired from the North Bellmore school district in 2008, then served as superintendent for the Englewood Cliffs school system in New Jersey. He and his wife, Debi Holmes-Mucci, already have a house in Springs.