Glen A. Eschbach Appointed as Next Superintendent

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At its May 14, 2015 meeting, the North Babylon School District Board of Education appointed Glen A. Eschbach as the district’s next superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2015.

“Over the past several months, the Board has worked diligently  to select the next superintendent of schools,” said Board of Education President Janet Meyerson. “We are pleased to have Mr. Eschbach join the North Babylon family and assist our district in continuing to prepare our students for the future. His dedication and enthusiasm for education are clear and are a strong representation of the type of leader we need.”

Mr. Eschbach comes to the district with more than two decades of educational experience, the last eight of which he has worked as an assistant superintendent. He began his career as a special education teacher before advancing to an administrative position in the Bayport-Blue Point School District. Since July 2012, he has served as the assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and technology in the Hauppauge Union Free School District.

“It is with great pride and excitement that I take on the role of superintendent of schools of the North Babylon School District,” said Mr. Eschbach. “The opportunity to work with such a dedicated Board of Education and district staff is an honor and a privilege. I look forward to building positive and meaningful relationships with the greater educational community.”

In the late fall of 2014, the Board of Education began working with the professional recruitment team at Western Suffolk BOCES to cultivate and screen candidates for the district’s superintendency. The Board interviewed a number of finalists for the position before ultimately selecting Mr. Eschbach. His contract will run through June 30, 2018.

During his time in Hauppauge, Mr. Eschbach was responsible for developing and implementing the district’s comprehensive long-term educational plan and designing and preparing districtwide performance profiles. He also led his administrative team in the development of curriculum, technological initiatives and performance-based assessments. Additionally, he took on a leadership role in the development of the district’s APPR plan and worked collaboratively with the assistant superintendent for personnel in the screening and hiring of all instructional staff. Mr. Eschbach was also a member of the Tri-State Consortium, an organization through which he played an integral role in several comprehensive educational reviews.  

Mr. Eschbach holds both a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a professional diploma in educational leadership from Stony Brook University, and a Master of Science in education from Dowling College.