January 26, 2016

Kenneth R. Bossert, Ed.D., Superintendent of the Port Jefferson School District, has been named to the Board of Directors of John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Board Chairman Kenneth Jacoppi announced.

Bossert, who has held his current post since 2011, was previously Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Three Village Central School District and, prior to that, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in that district. He has also been Principal of Eastport Elementary School and Assistant Principal of Coram Elementary School.

He earned his Doctor of Educational Leadership and Technology Degree from Dowling College in Brookhaven, his MA in Liberal Sciences from Stony Brook University and a BA in Elementary Education from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.

Bossert, whose doctoral research focused on the effects of high stakes testing in the elementary classroom, has lectured on Charlotte Danielson’s Standards of Teaching as well as other topics relating to teacher evaluation and curriculum development.

Bossert serves on the executive board of the Suffolk County School Superintendent’s Association and is a member of the Port Jefferson Rotary Club and the Dowling College Education Advisory Council.

He and his wife, Melissa, and their two daughters reside in Port Jefferson.

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather also has received eight consecutive top "A" ratings from The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the only New York State hospital to achieve that distinction and one of only 133 hospitals nationwide to receive an A score in each of the twice yearly rating periods.