It was a momentous evening for Valley Stream District 30’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling as he was recognized for his deep commitment to education during the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 28.
Dr. Stirling was the first African American to be appointed Superintendent of Schools in Valley Stream District 30, which he has been serving since 2012. He is accredited with maintaining high academic expectations and performance for all students through innovative, strategic planning and by integrating arts and technology to support learning.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and the Office of Minority Affairs,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling. “This recognition is possible because of the outstanding board and staff of Valley Stream 30. Our work to build on the diversity of our district and to provide as many opportunities for our children, continually inspires me.”
Prior to his role as Superintendent, Dr. Stirling served as assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Port Washington Union Free School District. As an educator, he has served as a principal, an assistant principal, a district director and a business teacher.
In addition, Dr. Stirling was an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he received his Doctorate and Professional Diploma. He is an active member of the New York State Council of Superintendents and the Nassau County Council of Superintendents, where he currently serves a secretary, but will be president-elect this year. Dr. Stirling was also the president of a local chapter of the National Alliance of Black School Educators.