Jordan Cox, seen here in 2018, will be Commack schools’ new superintendent.

Jordan Cox, seen here in 2018, will be Commack schools’ new superintendent. Credit: Brenda Lentsch, Commack SD

Commack schools’ new superintendent will be Jordan Cox, district officials said in an email to community members this week.

Cox, executive director of instructional services since joining the district in 2018, will take over July 1.

The district had been led by an interim superintendent, David Flatley, after Donald James resigned in November. James is now executive director of Brooklyn-based Center for Integrated Training and Education, according to his LinkedIn page.

Cox has an “intimate knowledge of our District and he possesses all of the leadership skills and educational expertise required for the continual success of our District,” Steven Hartman, Commack Board of Education president, said in the email.

The email credited Cox with helping establish the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme in Commack, allowing juniors and seniors to pursue a certificate in business administration or STEM before college.

Cox’s gross pay for the 2020-2021 school year was $191,900.44, according to a Newsday database. Commack spokeswoman Brenda Lentsch referred a question about Cox’s salary as superintendent to the district’s Human Resources department, which did not provide the information. 

Cox started teaching in Harborfields Central School District and later worked as that district’s executive director for instructional services.

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