Shoreham-Wading River School District

SWR school board renews superintendent’s contract

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO  |  Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen.
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen.


The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education unanimously approved the new contract for superintendent Steven Cohen.


Shoreham-Wading River Superintendent Steven Cohen is expected to be appointed to a new three-year term at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. 

Mr. Cohen’s current contract is set to expire at the end of July. The new contract, his second with the district, would run through the 2016-17 school year.

Details of the agreement were not immediately available.

Mr. Cohen replaced former superintendent Harriet Copel in June 2011. At the time, his appointment was approved by a split board — as Bill McGrath, Mike Fucito and former and former board member Leo Greeley all voted in opposition to his hiring.

Before coming to Shoreham-Wading River, Mr. Cohen was an assistant superintendent in Rye, N.Y. for five years. He also previously served as the 6-12 chairperson of social studies in the Roslyn School District in Nassau County for five years. Prior to that, he was the social studies chairperson at Clarkstown South Senior High School in Rockland County for one year. He also once taught history, economics and philosophy at Trinity School, a coeducational day school in Manhattan.

Mr. Cohen went to Wesleyan University for undergraduate schooling and he holds two masters degrees and a Phd in history and sociology from Columbia University.

Below is the complete agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting.

SWR Agenda 2/4/14