At Valley Stream District 24, search for new superintendent is on


The Valley Stream District 24 Board of Education has recruited the help of an educational consulting firm, District Wise Search Consultants, to lead the search for the district’s next superintendent following the retirement of Superintendent Don Sturz by close of the school year.

“Dr. Sturz has moved our district forward in countless ways over the course of his tenure as our educational leader,” said board president John Maier in a statement. “While we are sad to see him leave, we of course wish him every great success and happiness as he moves ahead into the next chapter of his life.”

The firm will be hosting a public forum to get a sense of what top traits and characteristics parents and residents want to see reflected in Sturz’s replacement. The forum will take place on March 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the William L. Buck school gymnasium. Residents can also tune in to the meeting via Zoom through the link provided at

All information gathered at the forum will be used anonymously to tailor a report for the Board of Education.  Those who prefer to air their suggestions and opinions privately can send a confidential email at