Superintendent of Schools
Ed Melnick began his career as Superintendent of The North Shore
Schools on July 1, 2003. He had been North Shore Schools
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction since 2001. Prior to
that, Dr. Melnick served the district in several other administrative
capacities since joining North Shore in 1987. He was principal
of Glenwood Landing School for five years, and earlier served
as the districts director of fine and performing arts.
During his tenure as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction,
North Shore students performance has continued to rise until
it is now arguably at the highest point in district history.
Among his other accomplishments, he fostered a close sense of
community with faculty and parents at Glenwood, expanded and upgraded
North Shore performing groups, and introduced the
Dr. Ed Melnick
North Shore Schools
New York Virtuosi residency, where professional
musicians coach and perform with North Shore musicians.
He earned his undergraduate degree at the University
of Hartfords Hartt School of Music, and the masters
and doctorate at Hofstra University.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Robert Chlebicki assumed the duties of North Shore Assistant
Superintendent for Instruction in July, 2003. He came to the district
from Blind Brook, where he had been principal of the Blind Brook
Middle/High School since 1997.
He also served as principal and assistant principal in Dobbs
Ferry and Byram Hills. As a classroom teacher, he taught mathematics
and Spanish. He has a B.A. from Iona College, and an M.S. in Educational
Administration from Fordham University.
On all grade levels, he said of his philosophy, I
want every student to go home every day excited about something
they learned. This excitement is the path to lifelong learning.
Mr. Robert Chlebicki,
of Schools for Instruction
Assistant Superintendent for Business
Olivia T. Buatsi returned to The North Shore Schools as Assistant
Superintendent for Business after five years in the district as
Assistant Business Manager, from 1997 until 2002. She most recently
served in the same position for the Hempstead Schools.
At Hempstead Schools, she played a key role in the planning,
development and management of a $113 million budget, contributing
to the district's fiscal stability by reducing expenditure at
all levels and maximizing revenues. Among her accomplishments,
Ms. Buatsi developed strategies to overhaul the district's lunch
program to bring it out of a deficit.
Working cooperatively with the Assistant Superintendent for Business
during her five years at North Shore, Ms. Buatsi was responsible
for the business office staff, preparing the annual budget, implementing
and monitoring it, the annual financial report, grants, and managing
data related to the bond issue.
Ms Olivia Buatsi,
of Schools for Business
Ms. Buatsi holds an MBA in Managerial and Public
Accounting from Hofstra University, as well as a Certificate
of Advanced Study in School Business Administration from the
university. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning
from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
She is a member of the New York State Association of School
Business Officials and the Nassau County Association of School
|"New 2007 portraits of the North Shore Schools'
Administration, BOE and Principals were taken by Adrienne Daley"