District Welcomes New Administrators

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The District has filled four administrative positions with talented faculty to commence the 2018-2019 school year.

Dr. Rebecca Raymond, assistant principal at Brookhaven Elementary School since 2014, has been appointed principal of the building. A Center Moriches resident, Dr. Raymond was instrumental in developing the framework for the district’s Dual Language primary program. She holds a doctoral degree in educational administration from Dowling College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in elementary education from Adelphi University. Dr. Raymond is also bilingual in Spanish and holds certifications in bilingual education and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Replacing Dr. Raymond as Brookhaven Elementary School assistant principal is Rosa Kalomiris. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Kalomiris served as a K-12 English as a New Language teacher and as the district’s Family Engagement Coordinator. Ms. Kalomiris, a Sayville resident, holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics/TESOL, a master’s degree in liberal studies and educational leadership certification from Stony Brook University. She is proficient in both Portuguese and Spanish.

Joseph Watson, a Blue Point resident, has been appointed assistant principal at Bellport Middle School. Prior to working in South Country, Mr. Watson served as a social studies teacher at Elmont Memorial High School in the Sewanhaka Central High School District since 2003. Mr. Watson holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in secondary education from Molloy College, as well as a master’s degree in school leadership from Touro College.
Rounding out the administrative appointments, Jack Burke will serve as the director of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Mr. Burke, a Lake Grove resident, was previously supervisor of K-12 mathematics in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in school administration from Indiana University, as well as advanced certification in school building leadership and school district leadership from The College of Saint Rose. Mr. Burke is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in leadership and administration at St. John’s University.

The district congratulates the faculty on their new administrative positions and wishes for much success in the new school year.