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Rockville Centre's superintendent tops school pay

William Johnson, superintendent of Rockville Centre Schools, comments

William Johnson, superintendent of Rockville Centre Schools, comments regarding the state test scores in Rockville Centre. (July 28, 2010) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Long Island was home to the eight highest paid school administrators last academic year, according to a new report.

The top earning administrator was William H. Johnson, superintendent of the Rockville Centre Union Free School District, who was paid $567,248 in 2011-12, according to the Empire Center, an anti-tax think tank.

Ranking second — and the only other administrator to be paid more than half a million dollars — was Carole Hankin, Syosset superintendent, who earned $506,015.

At $115,659, the Scarsdale School District in Westchester County had the highest average pay for an educator for the third straight year, the report said. Long Island schools had the highest average pay by region, $73,949.  All told, Long Island had 12 educators who were paid at least $300,000.

Here are the top 10 school employees in 2011-12 compensation, according to the report:
 

1. William H. Johnson, Rockville Centre, $567,248.
2. Carole Hankin, Syosset, $506,015.
3. Ranier W. Melucci, Merrick, $418,217.
4. Denise Ferencik, Amityville, $378,498.
5. Herb R. Brown, Oceanside, $374,077.
6. Henry Grishman, Jericho, $372,115.
7. Constance Clark-Snead, Westbury, $371,136.
8. Jeffrey Streitman, Syosset, $369,612.
9. Michael McGill, Scarsdale, $332,592.
10. Geoffrey N. Gordon, Port Washington, $316,922.

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