MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The Mahopac Board of Education has announced the selection of Brian Monahan, Ph.D., as interim superintendent of schools, effective Tuesday, July 1.
He will replace Superintendent Thomas Manko, who is retiring at the end of the month.
Beginning his public education career in the Yonkers Public Schools as a computer science and English teacher, Monahan has a wide range of experience both in and out of the classroom. He has held positions as a curriculum specialist, director of information technology and deputy superintendent.
He retired from the North Rockland Central School District (Haverstraw-Stony Point CSD) in August of 2009 as superintendent of schools, where he had served since 1995.
Following his retirement he spent three years at Pace University as a full-time faculty member and coordinator of the university’s graduate program in education leadership. In that role, he helped prepare future teachers and administrators.
In 2012-13 Monahan served as interim superintendent of the Hendrick Hudson School District and in 2014 he was interim superintendent in Garrison.
In appointing Monahan, Board President Michael Sclafani stated, “After meeting Brian the Members of the Board all felt that he is the right person to help the District through this transitional period. I have had the opportunity to talk with many individuals that have worked with Brian and he has a reputation as someone that can help the District move forward in a positive manner.”
“In some ways, the world of education in our region is a small one," said Monahan. "Over the years I have had the opportunity to talk with many parents, teachers and administrators from Mahopac. I have consistently heard positive things about the high quality of the education which the District provides to its students. I look forward to working with the Board and staff members in the District as well as meeting parents/guardians, students and other members of the school community.”