New Director of Special Education

New Director of Special Education Photo
The district is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis A. Bonadonna as director for special education, effective this spring.

For the past three years, Mr. Bonadonna has worked as the assistant director of pupil personnel services/committee on special education chairperson for Garden City Public Schools. During his time in this position, he was responsible for creating programs and assisting in the development of specially designed instruction and curriculum, and supervision of the development of post-secondary transition plans and procedures. Additionally, Mr. Bonadonna was instrumental in supervising the district’s classified student population across seven school buildings spanning grades K-12.

Prior to his position in Garden City, Mr. Bonadonna worked in a similar role in the Elmont Union Free School District, where his duties included supervising district special education programs and services, as well as attending all district CPSE meetings while managing all CPSE related tasks.

In addition to being an accomplished administrator, Mr. Bonadonna is a seasoned school psychologist, having worked in the West Hempstead Union Free School District for over five years. There he conducted Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans alongside comprehensive report writing and IEP Development.

Mr. Bonadonna holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a business minor from Hofstra University. He received both his master’s degree in school psychology and an advanced certificate of district leadership from Adelphi University.