The East Meadow Board of Education has appointed Kenneth Card Jr., who has served as an assistant superintendent in Huntington, as the district’s new superintendent of schools, effective July 1.
Card joins the district with more than 14 years of experience as a district- and school-based leader, most recently serving as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Huntington School District for the past seven years. His contract, approved in April, is for three years at $220,000 annually.
He replaces outgoing superintendent Leon Campo.
“Dr. Card is highly regarded and respected in the educational community and described by his peers as a creative thinker, a problem solver, a strong long-range planner and an effective leader,” said Board of Education President Marcee Rubinstein.
Card also served as principal at Woodhull Intermediate School in Huntington, and an assistant principal and social studies teacher in the Harborfields Central School District. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Education at LIU Post and as an adjunct instructor at the School of Education at SUNY Old Westbury.
His primary goal for East Meadow is to enable the district to fully achieve its mission and aspirations for all students, school officials said.