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Richard A. McMahon

Richard McMahonClinical Senior Lecturer
Coordinator, Graduate School of Education

MA, New York University
MS, College of New Rochelle
BA, Iona College, ‘73

82 President Street
Phone: (914) 633-2552
Fax: (914) 637-2752

Office Hours:
Please contact Patti Besen at (914) 633-2210 to confirm all appoinments.

Spring 2018 Office Hours

  • Tuesdays: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays: noon - 4 p.m.

Prof. McMahon has more than 40 years of experience in the field of education. Having started his career in the classroom with students with special needs, he has served in all areas of school administration, in individual schools, and in related organizations. In these roles he has mentored countless student teachers, and maintained an active engagement in current and new teaching methods and strategies, having served in or as a member of a host of professional organizations, at the local and national level, as detailed below.


  • New York State School District Administrator
  • New York State School Administration and Supervision
  • New York State Special Education K-12
  • New York State Elementary Education K-6

Professional Organizations/Awards

  • ZONE 7 leader Diocese of Rockville Centre-Professional Development
  • Nassau County Middle Level Principals’ Association – past President
  • Nassau County High School Principals’ Association
  • New York State Middle Level Liaison Organization – Founding member
  • New York State Middle School Association
  • South Shore Anti-Bias Consortium – Founding member
  • National Middle School Association
  • School Administrators Association of New York State
  • Long Island Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Long Island School Leadership Center
  • Awarded the prestigious “New York State Middle Level Principal of the Year - 2005”