WELCOME Superintendent of Schools Dr. Howard M. Koenig
returned to the Central Islip Union Free School District as its Superintendent
of Schools on September 8, 2016. Under a three-year contract approved
unanimously by the Board of Education at its workshop on September 7, Dr.
Koenig stated to the Board of Education that returning to Central Islip, its
schools, its staff, students and community is like coming home.
Before returning to Central Islip, Dr. Koenig served as the Interim
Superintendent of Schools for the South Country Central School District located
in Bellport/East Patchogue until July 2013.
2009-2011 he was the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for the
Harborfields Central School District in Greenlawn.
Koenig was the Executive Director of R.E.F.I.T. from 2000-2011. R.E.F.I.T. (Reform Educational Financing Inequities Today)
is a consortium of low-wealth, high-tax school districts seeking to promote and
provide equity in school funding.
Koenig was the Superintendent of the Central Islip Union Free School District
from 1991 – 2000. He returned in 2007-2008 as the District’s Interim
going to Central Islip, Dr. Koenig was an Associate Professor of Educational
Administration in the Graduate School of Education at New York University. In
addition to his teaching responsibilities and work with doctoral students, he
directed the Institute for Educational Finance and the NYU Administrators’
Roundtable. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Koenig was Superintendent
of Schools at the East Meadow School District in Nassau County. Before going to
East Meadow Dr. Koenig was Assistant Superintendent for Administration and
Personnel at the Harborfields Central School District.
Koenig was an active representative of the Nassau County Council of School
Superintendents, the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association and
R.E.F.I.T. at the Executive Committee of the Nassau/Suffolk School Boards
Association. He was an elected member of the House of Delegates for the New
York State Council of School Superintendents. He chaired the statewide New York
State Council of School Superintendents Labor Relations Committee. Dr. Koenig
was an active member of the joint New York State School Boards Association and
the Campaign for Fiscal Equity “Council on Costing Out.” He has done extensive
work in the area of demographics and facilities studies for urban, suburban and
rural school districts in New York State. He was a member of the Board of
Directors of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island. Dr. Koenig served
as a Consultant for the National Urban Alliance (NUA). For the NUA he has done
Instructional Assessments in Beacon, New York; Minneapolis, Minnesota and the
nine suburban districts that surround Minneapolis; Birmingham, Alabama; and
Koenig taught Mathematics and Grade 6 in the New York City public schools at
I.S. 61 in Corona, Queens. He was the District Manager for Administration and
Business Affairs for District 24Q (Middle Village) and District 26Q (Fresh
Meadows). He is a product of the New York City public schools system. A
graduate of Wingate High School in Brooklyn, Dr. Koenig received his B.A. from
Queens College (CUNY). He earned his M.A. and his Ph.D. from New York