• About Dr. Celano 

    Dr. Fino M. Celano has been Superintendent of the Herricks Public Schools since 2015.  Prior to coming to Herricks, Dr. Celano served for 10 years as an Assistant Superintendent in the Garden City Public Schools.  He has also served as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in the Roslyn School District.  Dr. Celano began his career in education as a high school social studies teacher, was a middle school Assistant Principal, and served as Principal of Grand Avenue Middle School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District. Dr. Celano is a Past-President of the Long Island Association of School Personnel Administrators and the New York State Association of School Personnel Administrators.  He holds a B.A. from Marist College, an M.A. from Manhattan College, a Certificate of Advanced Study in educational administration from Hofstra University, and a Doctor of Education degree from St. John’s University. In addition, Dr. Celano has participated in professional development at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

    Dr. Celano’s research interests include new teacher mentoring, trust and teacher efficacy.  His research on these topics have been presented at national conferences, including the American Educational Research Association, and have been published in peer-reviewed journals.  Dr. Celano has also presented a variety of professional development workshops at school district, state and regional conferences.  He has been the recipient of many honors and awards throughout his career, including the St. John’s University Leaders in Education Award (2013), St. John’s Distinguished Alumni Award (2017), the New York State P.T.A. Distinguished Service Award, and membership in Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education.  Dr. Celano currently serves as a member of the St. John’s University School of Education Leadership Committee and the Hofstra University School of Education Advisory Board.