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Riverhead BOE promotes Schneider; hires new assistant superintendent

Sam Schneider and Christine Tona

The Riverhead School District has reorganized its administration office by promoting Sam Schneider to deputy superintendent and hiring a new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

During the school board’s meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Nancy Carney announced Mr. Schneider, who has served as assistant superintendent for finance and operations since 2011, will act as the “go-to person” when the district superintendent is unavailable.

Ms. Carney also announced Christine Tona will replace David Wicks, who resigned last month as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction after accepting a superintendent position at Eastern Suffolk BOCES.

Ms. Tona currently serves as the executive director for curriculum and instruction for the West Babylon School District.

 Contract information for Ms. Tona and Mr. Schneider wasn’t immediately available.

In June 2015, the school board approved a 2 percent salary increase for Mr. Schneider and Mr. Wicks, bringing their annual salaries up to about $179,990 each.

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