Before a large gathering of family, friends, students, community members and colleagues, the William Floyd Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Kevin Coster as the next Superintendent of Schools (effective July 1, 2015) at a special meeting held on March 17, 2015. He will succeed Dr. Paul Casciano who is retiring after a distinguished 41-year career in the district.
Robert Vecchio, President of the William Floyd Board of Education read a proclamation signed by the Board, which states in part, “The seven duly elected officials on the William Floyd Board of Education, do hereby declare that Kevin Coster possesses the qualities and characteristics that the Board desires in its next school leader and believe that he is the right person to continue William Floyd on its upward trajectory.”
Mr. Coster said, “I am excited about this opportunity and am extremely grateful that the Board of Education has made this investment in me and entrusted me with the supervision of this wonderful school district. I will always work my hardest to make my family, Dr. Casciano and everyone in the William Floyd community proud.”
Mr. Coster’s professional experience includes serving as an elementary school teacher in the Longwood School District from 1998-2003, an assistant principal and principal at John S. Hobart Elementary School from 2003-2007 and as the Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Instruction and Administration from 2007 to the present.
As Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Coster will oversee a district with more than 1,200 employees and approximately 8,800 students in grades -12 attending five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The district offers a full-day kindergarten program and works in collaboration with local providers in a topnotch Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. Exciting opportunities and course offerings include a Career & Technical Education Program, a Research Program focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), an award-winning music program, a highly-competitive athletics program, an NJROTC program helping to build solid citizens and leaders, challenging curriculum and a lot more.
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Below is a portion of the March 17, 2015, special Board of Education Meeting appointing Kevin Coster as the next Superintendent of Schools.