Gifts and hugs were doled out to Michael Hartner, the departing Springs superintendent, at Monday night’s school board meeting, but Kathee Burke Gonzalez, the board’s president, said that the new superintendent, who will be part-time, will not be named until the end of the week.
“Hopefully we will have a fully executed contract by then,” she said. The start date for both the new part-time superintendent and the new administrative position of assistant principal is July 2.
There are three candidates for the superintendent role and two finalists for assistant principal. The three superintendent candidates include a former Springs superintendent, Dominic Mucci; a retired assistant superintendent from the Center Moriches School District, Francis Mazura, and Raymond Fell, who led a community forum as a search consultant with the Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Education Services but withdrew when he decided to throw his hat into the Springs ring.
No information was available about the finalists for assistant principal.
In the meantime, Ms. Gonzalez commended Mr. Hartner for being an “outstanding leader.” There will be a retirement party in his honor on Monday at Andrra Restaurant in East Hampton.