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Superintendent Confirms She Is Moving On

Westbury’s Dr. Constance Clark-Snead Heading to New Jersey

Dr. Constance Clark-Snead has confirmed she will not be returning in September as superintendent of the Westbury School District.

Rumors that Dr. Clark-Snead had accepted a position in a New Jersey school district began circulating locally in late February and, on March 26, the website posted an article that appeared in the Teaneck Suburbanite newspaper confirming Dr. Clark-Snead had been appointed superintendent of the Teaneck School District, effective July 1, 2010.

According to published reports, the Teaneck Board of Education, during a March 25 public meeting, approved Dr. Clark-Snead’s appointment, which includes a three-year contract with a first-year salary of $230,000. In a press release posted on the New Jersey school district’s website (, Teaneck Board of Education President Dr. Henry Pruitt stated that, after an extensive and intensive interview process, “Constance Clark-Snead is by education and training, by experience and achievement, a very good fit for Teaneck.”

In a statement issued to The Westbury Times, Dr. Clark-Snead confirmed that Teaneck Board of Education approved her appointment as superintendent, effective July 1. Dr. Clark-Snead said that headhunter recruiters have sought her out for positions not only within New York State but also nationally since she began her tenure in Westbury a decade ago. “My position had always been ‘I am committed to Westbury’ but this time, because of the difference of philosophy with some of the members of the Westbury Board of Education, I felt compelled to pursue the opportunity being presented to me by the Teaneck School District,” stated Dr. Clark-Snead.

Dr. Clark-Snead was appointed superintendent of the Westbury Free Union District in 1999, when she replaced Dr. Robert Pinckney. Prior, she served as Upward Bound Project Director for the College Board and spent more than 30 years as both a teacher and assistant superintendent in Washington, D.C. Dr. Clark-Snead earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Spelman College and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Howard University before going on to obtain a Ed.D degree from George Washington University. According to published reports, she holds leadership certificates from Harvard University, Vanderbilt University and Yale University and has served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and C.W. Post University.