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Two New Principals Appointed For Elementary Schools

The Board of Education approved the appointment of two principals for Roslyn’s elementary schools on July 1. Maureen Berman is the new principal at the Harbor Hill School, and Melissa Krieger is the new principal at the East Hills School.

Maureen Berman is already well known to the Harbor Hill family as the assistant principal since 1999. She had been a special education teacher in the Mineola and Valley Stream schools before coming to Roslyn, and also has certification in elementary education and reading. She is a graduate of Molloy College with a masters degree from Adelphi University and a professional diploma in educational administration from Long Island University. She is currently working towards her doctorate at LIU. Ms. Berman takes the place of Mary Liguori, who retired at the end of June.

Melissa Krieger comes to Roslyn from the Lawrence public schools, where she has been principal of Number Five School since 2004. Previously she was an elementary teacher in that district where she gained extensive experience in the area of literacy, working as a district literacy coach and developing reading and writing curricula. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from Hofstra University, with certification in reading and elementary education, and earned her administrative certification from Long Island University. Ms. Krieger replaces Allison Brown, who is assuming the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

“Roslyn is very fortunate to have two extremely capable educational leaders for East Hills and Harbor Hill,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dan Brenner. “Both Maureen and Melissa bring many years of valuable experience to their new positions, and I have every expectation that they will provide outstanding leadership for their schools.”

To fill the vacancy in the position of assistant principal at Harbor Hill, Mary E. Wood will move from the Heights School, where she is currently the assistant principal.

The Board also appointed Thomas E. Lynch, Jr. as the new Science Chairperson. Currently, Mr. Lynch is Supervisor of Science K-12 in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich schools. He has taught physics and earth science in the Half Hollow Hills, Northport and Valley Stream school districts. He is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, where he earned degrees in physics, planetary sciences and technological systems management.