GNPS names Lander as district’s new technology director

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Justin Lander is the new director of technology for the Great Neck Public Schools.

The Great Neck Public Schools welcomes Dr. Justin Lander as the district’s new Director of Technology. Dr. Lander fills the vacancy following the retirement of Marc Epstein in July.

Dr. Lander comes to Great Neck from the Glen Cove School District, where he served as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology since 2018. However, some members of our school community will recognize Dr. Lander from his six years as a member of the GNPS faculty.

Dr. Lander started his teaching career in GNPS in 2012 as an English teacher at South Middle School. A year later, he took on the role of Technology Staff Developer at South Middle, a position he held for five years before accepting an administrative position in Glen Cove.

“Returning to Great Neck feels like I am returning home. I am so excited to be able to work with the amazing staff and students all throughout the district,” says Dr. Lander. “The Instructional Technology program in Great Neck has a long history of excellence and I am both honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to take on this role in such a wonderful community.”

Dr. Lander holds a Doctor of Education in administration and supervision from St. John’s University. He earned a Master of Arts in secondary English education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in educational administration from SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Lander has presented about instructional technology at regional education summits and national conferences.

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