• Barbara Berkowitz, Board of Education President

    First appointed to the Board in 1992 to fill a vacancy after the death of a Board trustee.

    First elected to the Board in 1993.

    Current term (ninth) expires 6/30/21.


  • Photo of Barbara Berkowitz

  • President of the Board, 2006–present. Past vice president of the Board, 2000–03. Member, 1993–present, and past chair, 1993–2006, Board of Education Policy Committee. Past chair, Board of Education Citizens Advisory Committee. Board president is an ex officio member of all Board of Education Advisory Committees. Recipient of Town of North Hempstead Woman of Distinction May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor Award, 2017; Lions Club of Great Neck George Carr Humanitarian Award, 2014; Hispanic American Community of North Hempstead, Outstanding Member of the Community, 2012; Woman Trailblazer Award from former Nassau County Legislator Judi Bosworth, 2010; and Woman of Distinction Award from former NYS Senator Craig Johnson, 2009. Panelist for New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Board Officer’s Academy, 2018; Recipient of NYSSBA Board Excellence Award, 2019. Past co-chairperson, United Parent-Teacher Council (UPTC) Budget Committee. Past delegate, UPTC. Past PTA president and treasurer, past newsletter editor, Baker Bulletin, and founder, Family Math and Outreach Programs, Baker School. Past member, Shared Decision Making Committee, North Middle School and Baker School. A founder and member, GIFT (Good Ideas For Teens), a community committee exploring teen activities and sites for functions in Great Neck. Past district liaison, North Shore Child and Family Guidance Program on Cultural Integration. Past Cub Scout leader. Past retailer. Attended LIU Southampton and SUNY Fredonia, English and secondary education majors, psychology minor. Married, one adult child.