Various Awards and Honors Received by Dr. Carole Hankin

During her time as Superintendent of Schools for Syosset Central School District in New York, Dr. Carole Hankin has received several awards that reflect the positive changes and programs her administration has aimed to implement in the district. In 2008, the Columbia University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa named Dr. Hankin Educator of the Year. The Executive Board chose her for the award based on her noteworthy qualifications and accomplishments.

In 2007, Dr. Carole Hankin accepted the School Superintendent Recognition Award, presented by the New York State Alliance for Arts Education. Intended to honor those who facilitate improvements in arts education, the School Superintendent Recognition Award emphasized her district’s priority on high-quality courses and programs that helped students learn about the arts in engaging and significant ways. Dr. Carole Hankin considers this award one of the highest points of her career, as she places a special emphasis on encouraging students to appreciate and become involved in the arts.

Finally, Syosset Principals Association nominated Dr. Carole Hankin for the Council of Administrators & Supervisors award in 2004. She was accepted the CAS award, which honors those who display leadership as an educator and competence and experience in administration, and who consciously advocate the profession of the educator as well as the importance of supervisors and administrators in the field.

While Dr. Carole Hankin was proud to receive these awards, she was even more honored by what the awards meant for the leadership and influence the school district has had on the lives of its students as well as its educators, supervisors, and administrators who work tirelessly to foster fun and enriching educational environments.

About Dr. Carole Hankin

Dr. Carole Hankin currently serves as Superintendent of Schools for Syosset Central School District in New York, a position she has held since 1990. In that position, Dr. Hankin holds responsibility for 10 unique schools and more than 6,600 students and 1,500 staff members. Believing in the importance of arts and arts education, Dr. Carole Hankin has initiated partnerships with nearby arts institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, among others.

In addition to the honors mentioned above, Dr. Carole Hankin and Syosset Central School District received other distinctions, including an Aa1 rating from Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., given in recognition of Dr. Hankin’s sound financial choices in her appointment as Superintendent. Furthermore, all three secondary schools in the district earned the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon designation.