Dr. Kuncham Named Outstanding Superintendent of the Year

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District Superintendent Dr. Kishore Kuncham has been named 2016 Outstanding Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Association of School Business Officials. The prestigious statewide distinction serves as a testament not only to Dr. Kuncham’s outstanding expertise in school finance and his contributions to the school business profession, but also to the district’s financially sound standing.

Dr. Kuncham has served as the superintendent of Freeport schools for the past seven years, prior to which he was assistant superintendent for business and deputy superintendent for 15 years. Under his leadership, the district has had a solid financial foundation, and has earned a Standard and Poor’s bond rating of AA — a rating earned by just six districts rated by S&P in the state. Freeport is a model district for best business practices, has a completely clean audit from the Comptroller’s Office and in three of Dr. Kuncham’s seven years as superintendent, the tax levy has been reduced. The district has thrived not only financially, but also educationally, achieving the highest graduation rate in Freeport’s history under Dr. Kuncham’s leadership.

He is a proactive leader, constantly searching for solutions to improve what is already in place. The culture Dr. Kuncham has created is conducive to the development of best business practices and effective management. As a business official, he reached the pinnacle of the profession himself, and as superintendent he commits himself to helping others maximize their potential.

Dr. Kuncham was recognized by the NYSASBO at its Education Summit in Saratoga Springs on June 14. This award is accompanied by a $1,000 scholarship which Dr. Kuncham has awarded to a graduating senior in the class of 2016.  

He has previously been a recipient of the prestigious International Eagle Award from the International Association of School Business Officials, and is also a past president of the Nassau County Chapter of NYSASBO.