The North Merrick Board of Education appointed Dr. Cynthia Seniuk as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools at its June 14 meeting. She will replace the outgoing Superintendent David Feller, who will retire on July 31.
“I would like to thank all those who participated in the focus groups and Board of Education members that assisted in our district’s extensive superintendent search,” stated Board President Jonathan Butler. “Dr. Seniuk led a strong pool of candidates and we look forward to the valuable contributions she will make throughout our schools. Her dynamic experiences as an administrator and roles served within the educational setting will benefit our students and staff.”
Most recently, Dr. Seniuk held the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Baldwin School District, where she guided and developed K-12 curricular and instructional services while overseeing New York State and district assessments and data. She also worked to ensure and enhance the use of technology to support learning and executed the coordination and delivery of professional development to staff.
Prior to her post at Baldwin Dr. Seniuk worked in the Uniondale School District in various capacities including K-12 Curriculum Director, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as taught Social Studies and Reading.
“I am eager to join the team at North Merrick and act upon my strong belief in the value of establishing partnerships and relationships between school communities, parents and outside organizations,” stated Dr. Seniuk in a news release. “It is important that we educate each and every child academically, socially and emotionally and expose students to teaching moments outside the four walls of the classroom through enriching opportunities.”
Dr. Seniuk earned her doctoral degree in educational administration from St. John’s University and professional diploma at the College of New Rochelle. Her educational career began at SUNY Cortland where she received a B.A. in economics and business management and a M.S. in education at St. John’s University.
Dr. Seniuk will assume her new role beginning August 1. The district thanks Mr. Feller for his years of dedication and outstanding service to our schools and community.