The Board of Education is the authorized state agency responsible for setting educational policy in the district. It consists of seven members. They serve three-year terms and receive no salary or other financial compensation.
Gregory Meyer is the President of the Board of Education. Mr. Meyer was elected to the Board in 2008. He is a firefighter and emergency medical technician at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and also a volunteer firefighter for the Wading River Fire Department. He's also involved in coaching youth activities (PAL sports) and is a volunteer football coach at RHS. Mr. Meyer is the father of three Riverhead High School graduates and lives in Calverton.
Susan Koukounas is the Vice President of the Board of Education. Susan is a math professor at Suffolk County Community College. She was a PTO president for three years and vice president for one; she was also on the CPR team for the Bond Referendum, and was a founding member of Riverhead WAVE Foundation, a nonprofit group that seeks to raise money to support school programs. Ms. Koukounas lives in Aquebogue and has two children in Riverhead schools.
Thomas Carson is the owner of a the Country Farm Kitchen on West Main Street. Mr. Carson is a Setauket native and has lived in the Riverhead School District for 22 years. He and his wife have twin 10-year-old daughters in the school district.
Christopher Dorr lives in Baiting Hollow and has three children. He has coached PAL football and lacrosse. Mr. Dorr has an MBA in marketing and is employed as a Nassau BOCES data coordinator, who analyzes student tests, staff evaluations and handles state reporting for schools in Nassau. He hopes to bring his talents to the table in the light of the "ever-increasing tasks of state reporting".
Lori M. Hulse is a former two-term school board member (2000-2006), who served four years as Board president. She has a son in ninth grade and a daughter in seventh grade. A Calverton native and graduate of Riverhead schools, Ms. Hulse lives in Riverhead. She is a lawyer and works for the Town of Southold and also has a private practice in Riverhead. Ms. Hulse has coached Little League baseball and softball and CYO basketball. She is also a fundraiser for sports and music booster programs.
Amelia Lantz of Riverhead is a lifelong Riverhead resident and a U.S. Air Force veteran, who was deployed overseas. A 1983 Riverhead High School graduate, Ms. Lantz and her husband, Dave, have two daughters in the district. She has been an active member of the Roanoke Parent-Teacher Organization and was the chairperson of the Roanoke's Holiday Giving Chain. Ms. Lantz has been on the Board of Education since July 2010.
Kimberly Ligon is a long-time Riverhead resident and a 1985 graduate of Riverhead High School. She is a college graduate with a degree in Recreation Management. Mrs. Ligon is the wife of Fred Ligon, and they have two daughters presently attending Riverhead schools (RHS and Roanoke). Mrs. Ligon has been employed by Peconic Bay Medical Center for the past 25 years. Mrs. Ligon joined the Board of Education in July, 2011.