Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent

Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent
Marianne LitzmanOn Wednesday, June 13, the Hicksville School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Marianne Litzman as Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2018. Mrs. Litzman will be replacing retiring superintendent Dr. Carl Bonuso.

“After conducting an extensive and thorough search and interviewing several highly qualified candidates, it was evident that Marianne Litzman possesses the vision and leadership skills we are looking for to lead our school district to the next level of success,” said Board of Education President Phil Heckler. “Her familiarity with our students, staff and community will ensure a smooth transition at a critical juncture in our district, specifically the concurrent appointment of three new elementary school principals and the implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards recently adopted by the NYS Education Department.”

Mrs. Litzman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position. This year, she was selected as a recipient of the Nassau BOCES 2018 Education Partner Award for her outstanding contributions to public education in Nasssau County.

She began her service to the district as a Science Teacher and Science Coordinator, then as Continuing Education Director, Principal of the district’s evening high school, Assistant Principal of Hicksville Middle School, Principal of Dutch Lane Elementary School and, currently, as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

“I am honored and grateful for this opportunity to lead Hicksville Public Schools as Superintendent,” said Mrs. Litzman. “Throughout my career in the district, it has been my privilege to collaborate with a dedicated staff and the supportive Hicksville community in working to meet the educational needs of all our students. I look forward to continuing to strengthen the home-school connection in order for our district to shine brightly throughout the future. I want to express my appreciation to the Board of Education for their support and look forward to working together in providing opportunities for all children to reach their potential and prepare them for the world they will meet upon graduation and beyond.”

Mrs. Litzman holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University, a Master of Arts with Distinction from Hofstra University and a Professional Diploma in educational administration from LIU Post. She is a three-time PTA Founders Day honoree and a recipient of the 2018 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award.