At the July 5th meeting of the Board of Education, the Board unanimously
voted to extend the contract of Superintendent of Schools James
Hunderfund, Ed.D. through June 30, 2020.
Beginning his tenth year as Malverne’s School Superintendent, Dr.
Hunderfund’s vision and leadership have been a driving force for
educational improvement. Recent notable academic achievements include:
Malverne High School honored as the sole Schools of Opportunity Gold
Award recipient on Long Island; MHS being cited as a “Reward School” for
the first time and also being named by The College Board to the
National Advanced Placement Honor Roll; being ranked – for four years in
a row – as one of the top high schools in the nation on the Washington
Post’s “Most Challenging High Schools” list; a computer/STEM initiative
in all four schools; 96% Regents Diploma graduation rate; and a
record-breaking number of AP Scholars, All-State and All-County
musicians, performing groups and artists.
“We are very happy that Dr. Hunderfund will be here to lead us into the
future,” Board President John Tulley said. “His commitment to excellence
in all phases of educational endeavor has proven to be a great benefit
to our staff, students and community. His experience and expertise have
taken our district to record heights. He has given us stability in the
district and the administration that we had not had in some time. He has
kept everything on an even keel, while moving us in a steady upward
direction in the education of our children.”
During Dr. Hunderfund’s tenure, the community experienced its first
successful passage of a major bond in decades, as well as the
reorganization of the educational structure so that all students would
be integrated into a common learning experience, K-12.
“It is a personal honor to continue our journey together for the next
four years,” Dr. Hunderfund said. “Our district has a winning
combination of dedicated staff, a supportive community and so many
students who strive for educational excellence.”