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Hewlett-Woodmere appoints Marie Donnelly interim assistant superintendent for business


Hewlett-Woodmere School District has announced the appointment of Marie Donnelly as the interim assistant superintendent for business.

This became effective on July 1 as former assistant superintendent for business, Louis Frontario, announced his resignation after working in the position for four years.  

The appointment of Donnelly was approved by the Board of Education at the May 20 regular meeting. She previously served as the assistant superintendent of business and operations for Seaford Public Schools. She had held the position since 2018. 

Donnelly will oversee the business, human resources, transportation, food service, facilities, security, technology, and nursing staff. She will also be responsible for the preparation and implementation of the annual budget.

In addition, Donnelly will monitor all capital expenditures and serve as the chairperson for the Wellness and Safety committees.

Prior to her role at Seaford, Donnelly served as the school business official for the Island Park School District, the district treasurer at the East Meadow School District, the administrative assistant for business/school district auditor for Plainedge Public Schools, and the purchasing agent/assistant treasurer at Levittown Public Schools.

Donnelly earned her School Business Administrator Certificate from Long Island University; an MBA in Business Administration from Adelphi University; and a BA in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany. She is also a member of the New York State Association of School Business Officials, the New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials, and the Vice President of the Nassau Association of School Business Officials.

Hewlett-Woodmere School District superintendent Dr. Ralph Marino Jr. noted the experience of Donnelly as to why she was chosen. 

“Ms. Donnelly is a highly skilled school business leader who was selected to serve as our Interim Assistant Superintendent for Business after a lengthy and inclusive search,” he said. “Her years of experience managing school business office operations and preparing and overseeing annual budgets will allow for a seamless transition for this important District position.”

The district has begun the search for a permanent asssistant superintendent for business that would take the position starting in January 2021.