Following the appointment of Dr. Paul Lynch as the next superintendent of schools, the Lynbrook School District Board of Education began a search for his replacement as assistant superintendent for finance, operations and information systems. At their March 8 meeting, the Board appointed Joel C. Press, Esq., as his successor, effective July 1, 2023.
Press joins Lynbrook from the West Hempstead Union Free School District, where he has served as assistant superintendent for business and operations since 2018. During his time in West Hempstead, Press was responsible for the development of the district’s $71.1 million budget, managing the district’s $35 million bond projects and overseeing the transportation, facilities and food service programs, among other responsibilities. Prior to West Hempstead, Press was an assistant business administrator in the North Babylon Union Free School District and served as counsel for DC Entertainment and a contracts analyst for Condé Nast Publications Inc.
“I am excited to be joining the Lynbrook school district,” Press said. “I look forward to working with my central office partners and the incredible business office team, while doing my part to continue the district’s long history of providing the best educational opportunities for all Lynbrook students.”
Press holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a master’s degree and school district business leader certificate from LIU Post, and a juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law.
He’s also served as a board trustee, president and vice president for six years in the Baldwin Union Free School District. He is a member of the Association of School Business Officials of New York and currently serves as membership chair for the Nassau chapter.
Date Added: 3/10/2023