Dr. Dolan smiling at the camera

Dear Sewanhaka CHSD Staff, Parents and Community,

As you may be aware, I have announced my retirement as of June 30. It has been my pleasure to serve the Sewanhaka CHSD since my arrival in 2019. It is with great professional and personal pride that I share with you that the Board of Education has appointed Dr. Thomas P. Dolan as my successor, serving as the interim superintendent as of July 1. As some of you may know, Dr. Dolan began his administrative career in Sewanhaka Central High School District as the administrative assistant to the superintendent and director of personnel. From 1993-2000, he was the principal of H. Frank Carey High School.

“I have carried the lessons I learned in the Sewanhaka district with me throughout my career, and have maintained a professional and personal relationship with many there,” Dr. Dolan said. “I am honored and excited to be given a chance to serve all of the communities that make up the district.”

Dr. Dolan, a resident of Lindenhurst, has more than 40 years of experience in education. He retired from his role as superintendent of Great Neck Public Schools in 2015 after serving there for six years. Most recently, he served as the interim superintendent for North Shore School District. During his time there, he assisted in expanding dual-credit opportunities for students and established a community advisory for the budget process. He was actively involved with the appointment of his successor and assisted the Board of Education in the recruitment of a firm to assist with the new hire’s arrival. Dr. Dolan also has experience as the acting superintendent of the Locust Valley School District, where he worked from July 2019-June 2020. There, he was also involved in the recruitment of a search firm and assisted in the transition of the new superintendent.

I know you will join me in supporting Dr. Thomas Dolan who will serve the district until an extensive search can be conducted to appoint the next permanent superintendent of schools.  


Dr. James Grossane
Superintendent of Schools