Rebecca Sassouni, Board of Education President
First elected to the Board in 2017.
Current term (second) expires 6/30/23.
Board of Education President, 2021-Present. Board of Education Alternate Vice President, 2019–2021. Member, Board Visitation Committee, 2019-present. Past chair, Board of Education Citizens Advisory Committee; past member, CAC. Past member, Board of Education Building Advisory Committee. Past Board representative for the District-wide Safety Committee. Recipient of Hofstra University Outstanding Women in Law Award, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, 2020; Gaia’s Essence Woman of Honor in Business Award, 2019; Hofstra University George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award, 2018; Nassau County Bar Association Access to Justice Pro Bono Recognition, 2018; Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute Fellow, 2017; Town of North Hempstead Woman of Distinction May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor Award, 2014. Recipient of New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Board Excellence Award, 2019 (level 1) and 2021 (level 2). Past officer, United Parent Teacher Council, and chair, UPTC Legislative Committee. Past parent co-chair Shared Decision Making Committee, North High School and John F. Kennedy School. Co-chair Nassau County Bar Association Education Law Committee; Nassau County Bar Association mentor. Two-time recipient of Hadassah Woman of Honor Award. President, SHAI (Sephardic Heritage Alliance, Inc.). Past officer and member of board of trustees, Journal Dinner Dance and Simchat Torah Honoree, Temple Israel of Great Neck. Co-founder, Persian Culture Committee. Past board member, Solomon Schechter School of Long Island. Attorney in private practice. Cum Laude with Distinction, Barnard College Columbia University. Hofstra University School of Law. New York State Certified Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Facilitator. Married, four adult children.