At the Nov. 12 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Inserra officially announced that he will be retiring from the school system at the end of the school year in June. He has served for seven, somewhat tumultuous, years. His announcement ends months of speculation about Dr. Inserra's career plans from various quarters of the community.
After seven years of service, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Inserra has announced that he will retire in June 2002.
He has no future plans at the moment, but he has many options that include consultant work, interim work as a superintendent in another district, or just not working (though this last one is unlikely).
He told the Port News that he will be moving farther east on Long Island, to East Moriches. (He currently resides in Brightwaters with his wife, who is the superintendent of schools for that school district.)
In the meantime, the members of the board of education will meet and determine whether or not they will hire a professional search firm to help find a new superintendent of schools, or perform that difficult task of finding a replacement by themselves.
In the event that they opt to hire outside consultants, they have already sent out inquiries to ten search firms.
The outgoing superintendent wants to thank the community and staff for all their help and support over the past seven years. He adds, however, that there is still "a lot of work ahead."