The Babylon Union Free School District Board of Education has selected Brian Conboy as its interim superintendent of schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Mr. Conboy brings 38 years of experience in education to the role. He replaces Babylon’s former superintendent of schools, Linda Rozzi, who retired in July.
“My philosophy on education starts with a foundational statement: Every child can learn,” Mr. Conboy said. “There is always a way to meet a student where they are at on an individualized level.”
Mr. Conboy received his bachelor’s in elementary education from SUNY Geneseo and his master’s in elementary education and certificate of advanced study in educational administration from Hofstra University. He got his start in education in 1984 as an elementary school teacher for the Seaford Union Free School District, where he spent the majority of his career. In Seaford, he went from teacher to assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent of schools for curriculum, instruction and personnel, and superintendent of schools, a position he held for seven years until his retirement in 2017. Mr. Conboy would go on to serve two years as the interim principal of Massapequa High School beginning in the summer of 2018, and assumed the role of interim superintendent for that district in September of 2021.
Mr. Conboy is looking to continue the Babylon UFSD’s tradition of excellence in education, while also pushing it to new heights. “We are going to advance and do everything necessary to stay on the cutting edge of education,” he said. “In this field, if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward.”
In her outgoing remarks, Ms. Rozzi thanked the Babylon school community, and expressed confidence in the district’s well being for the coming school year. “Together, we’ve helped our district make tremendous strides. What began with a shared vison and a determined set of priorities years ago eventually drove our many successful outcomes, particularly our graduates who every year embody a healthy confidence to take on the world. It truly takes a team effort that warrants thanks,” she said. “I have truly enjoyed working with all of you as well as getting to know our incoming superintendent, Mr. Conboy. Together we have worked to ensure a smooth transition of leadership this fall.”
For more information about the Babylon Union Free School District, please visit the district’s website at www.babylon.k12.ny.us. Exciting activities happening throughout the district and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/babylonschooldistrict/.