Andrea Pekar: new Asst. Supt. for Personnel

Andrea Pekar appointed as new Asst. Supt. for Personnel
Posted on 07/21/2023

Hicksville Board of Education appointed Andrea Pekar as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent for Personnel at the July 12 Board of Education meeting. 

Pekar’s career spans over thirty years working in education, starting as an aide, coach, English teacher and principal in the Riverhead School District. Until recently, Ms. Pekar served as the Program Administrator for Health Sciences at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, where she facilitated the day-to-day functions of the nursing program and provided her leadership expertise to support the success of the program.  Prior to her role with BOCES, she held the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Pre-K–12 in the Amityville School District where she was also responsible for all human resource functions. Prior to Amityville, she was a middle school principal for 16 years.

Regarding her new role in Hicksville, Pekar said, “I am looking forward to the challenge a new position brings and creating new relationships to support the work taking place in the Hicksville school community.”  

“I am excited to welcome Ms. Pekar as part of our leadership team,” said Hicksville Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ted Fulton. “A strong advocate for staff and students, Ms. Pekar's background and leadership approaches are a great fit for our learning community."

Pekar received her bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College in Secondary English Education and earned her master’s in liberal studies from SUNY Stony Brook. She also holds a professional diploma from Dowling College in School District Administration.  

Andrea Pekar

 Andrea Pekar was appointed by the Hicksville Board of Education as the new Assistant Superintendent for Personnel effective August 14, 2023.