Ed Melnick, 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 district’s 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 New York Virtuosi residency, where professional musicians coach and perform with North Shore musicians.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and the master’s and doctorate at Hofstra University.

Dr. Ed Melnick
Superintendent of
North Shore Schools
Robert Chlebicki, 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,
Assistant Superintendent
of Schools for Instruction
Olivia Buatsi, 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. 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 Business Officials.

Ms Olivia Buatsi,
Assistant Superintendent
of Schools for Business

Portraits of the North Shore Schools' Administration,
BOE and Principals were taken by Adrienne Daley

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