The Valley Stream Central High School District Board of Education has selected Dr. Wayne Loper as the District's next permanent Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Loper has been serving as Acting Superintendent of the District since early 2021. Prior to that, Dr. Loper served as the District's Assistant Superintendent of Business since 2007.
“There’s nothing more rewarding than a career that allows one to provide opportunities for children to grow and mature into productive, caring adults,” Dr. Loper said. “At the top of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is self-actualization, and to be in a position to help foster that self-actualization in children is really the pinnacle of career satisfaction.”
“The recruitment process brought us candidates from a wide array of educational and professional backgrounds, candidates from Long Island, New York City, and even candidates from outside of New York State,” said John Maier, President of the Valley Stream Central High School District School Board. “It was wonderful to see the interest in the opportunity to lead our District from this diverse pool of candidates. At the end of the process, Dr. Wayne Loper, our acting superintendent, was named Valley Stream Central High School Superintendent. The board looks forward to continuing moving the district forward in an upward direction with Dr. Loper at the helm.”
After working in the private sector, Dr. Loper switched careers to become Assistant Superintendent for Business for the VSCHSD in 2007. In that role he assembled tax-cap compliant budgets year after year. As Acting Superintendent, he oversaw the development of a proposed 2022-2023 school year budget, that not only keeps its property-tax levy flat, but also expands career readiness opportunities for students while providing for classroom air conditioning and additional turf fields at North and South high schools. For the current school year, he delivered a budget with just a 1.23 percent tax levy increase, which was well below the state’s tax cap limit.
Chief among his goals, Dr. Loper said, is to continue the growth of access to student opportunities in VSCHSD Schools. “I want to expand all programs—academic, career readiness, athletics, extracurricular—everything across the board. It’s all about providing opportunities to students, and part of that is creating a true and continuous partnership with the community.”
Date Added: 4/21/2022