Interim Director of Pupil Personnel Named

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The district is pleased to announce that longtime educator Susan Kosser was appointed interim director of pupil personnel by the Board of Education at its Nov. 21 meeting. Ms. Kosser began on Nov. 13, working with outgoing director of PPS Laura Guggino-Hastings, to ensure a smooth transition when she assumes the role on Nov. 27.

With 40 years of experience in the field of education and pupil personnel administration, Ms. Kosser has served as a school psychologist in the William Floyd School District, director of special education in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District, and adjunct lecturer and faculty member at Brooklyn College. 

Upon her retirement from Half Hollow Hills, Ms. Kosser’s passion for working with all stakeholders to provide an enriched and appropriate education for all students led her to return to the education field. She has spent the last 13 years serving as interim director of pupil personnel and assistant to the superintendent for support services in various districts including East Islip, Garden City, Lawrence, Levittown and West Hempstead. Her vast knowledge and expertise in leadership, curriculum, instruction, supervision, special education and child development make Ms. Kosser an outstanding selection to fill the position for the remainder of the school year.