At the April 19 Board Meeting, the Malverne Board of Education appointed Mr. Steven Gilhuley, Howard T. Herber Middle School Principal, to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Services, effective Aug. 26, 2016. Mr. Gilhuley will replace Ms. Rose Linda Ricca, who will be retiring after 29 years of exemplary service to the Malverne School District.
Mr. Gilhuley has been the principal of Howard T. Herber Middle School for the past nine years, prior to which he was assistant principal for three years. Under his leadership, the middle school has seen many positive changes including academic improvement and motivational initiatives. Utilizing a collaborative approach, Mr. Gilhuley’s leadership was focused upon a cooperative effort by teachers, parents and school-community to create a culture of high expectations and achievements for all students and staff members.
With more than 20 years of education experience, Mr. Gilhuley has developed several initiatives, such as Project Dream and the SAT program, which have been instrumental in the improvement of student achievement as well as students’ personal goals and aspirations. Today, Howard T. Herber Middle School students achieve honor roll in record numbers and enthusiastically volunteer for an unprecedented number of community service activities. In addition, the majority attain several high school Regents credits while in Middle School.
Over the years, Mr. Gilhuley has been honored with many prestigious awards, including being named the 2006 Phi Delta Kappa, Hofstra University Chapter, Educator of the Year. He was named Educator of the Week by WLNY-TV in 2007, which was the same year that Howard T. Herber Middle School received Blue Ribbon recognition. Most recently, Mr. Gilhuley was awarded the 2011 School Administrator Leadership Award by the Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges.
Mr. Gilhuley received his Bachelor’s Degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina, his Master’s Degree in special education from LIU Post, and his Administrative Degree at the College of New Rochelle. He currently resides in Hicksville with his wife and three children.
“I’m honored to be promoted to this critical leadership position,” Mr. Gilhuley said. “My long-term dedication to the students in this district and school-community is unwavering. I’m excited to join the Central Office Leadership Team and contribute to the future success of our school district.”