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Summer Principals Academy NYC
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Constance Clark-Snead

Dr. Constance R. Clark-Snead, educator and advocate for children, has served in various capacities from teacher to Principal, Associate Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent in Washington, D.C. Currently she is the Superintendent of the Westbury Union Free School District and has served 12 years in this position. Her other public education experiences have included Director for The College Board Upward Bound Program. At the higher education level she served as an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University, Educational Leadership Department; C.W. Post, Long Island University School of Education, New Rochelle College and recently Teachers College Columbia University. She has traveled extensively representing the U.S. Department of Education in Coventry, England and Moscow, Russia to examine the curriculum of the United Kingdom and Russia and served as site evaluator for the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Program. In addition to the international experiences, Dr. Clark-Snead has served on numerous national committees and chaired the American Association of School Administrators Women's Committee and the School Equity and Achievement Committee for AASA. She is past President of the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents (NCCOSS) and has served in other positions in the organization. She has also served as a member of the New York State commissioner’s Advisory Council. Currently she is a member of the National Superintendent’s Roundtable. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Educational Research and Technology (NCERT), and the Institute for Early Childhood Education, and is a member of the Advisory Council for Adelphi University School of Education. Amongst her many accomplishments, she has served as consultant/speaker/presenter at national conferences and was a co-presenter at London University with Dr. James Comer, founder of the Comer School Development Model at Yale University; she has received the Outstanding Principal Award for Educational Leadership and the United States Department of Education School of Excellence Award. Most recent awards include the 2012 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award from the American Association of School Administrators, Suburban Diversity 2011 Award received from Hofstra University, Educator of the Year received from Phi Delta Kappa International of Hofstra University, Superintendent’s Award from The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Top 50 Women by Long Island Business News (2004 & 2007), Outstanding Community Leader Award from North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center and the March of Dimes Golden Apple Award.