Benjamin Tangney appointed as MS principal

Benjamin Tangney appointed as MS principal
Posted on 07/27/2023

At its July 26 business meeting, the Hicksville Board of Education appointed Ben Tangney as the district’s new middle school principal, effective immediately.

Mr. Tangney has been the assistant principal at Hicksville Middle School since 2018.  The Hicksville educator and administrator said, “I am looking forward to my new role and responsibilities as well as continuing to develop the strong positive working relationships with students, staff, parents and community members I have established in the past.” He continued, “I am passionate about ensuring that every Hicksville Middle School student has the support, resources, and experiences they need to thrive.”

In his new role, Ben will oversee all the middle school programs that meet the needs of its students with a strong focus on academic, personal and interpersonal growth.   

Prior to Hicksville, Ben was an assistant principal at Newfield High School in the Middle Country School District, and he also served as a Regents Earth Science and general science teacher at Memorial Junior High School in the Valley Stream Central High School District for close to ten years.

Mr. Tangney earned a bachelor of science in earth science and adolescent education from SUNY Oneonta, a master’s in educational technology and leadership from American College of Education in Chicago and completed an Educational Leadership and Administration Program at The College of Saint Rose in Albany.  

In addition to his certifications, he is currently the vice president of the Hicksville Council of Administrators and a past honoree of Hicksville Middle School Founders Day, among several other professional accolades.

“Mr. Tangney has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills since he joined the Hicksville Family in 2018,” said Hicksville Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ted Fulton. “His student and staff-centered approach will promote successful outcomes for our learning community." 

MS Principal

Ben Tangney was appointed by the Hicksville Board of Education as the new middle school principal, effective immediately.