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Southampton Elementary assistant principal appointed


Southampton Elementary assistant principal appointedNicole Fernandez

The Southampton Union Free School District is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Nicole Fernandez as a new assistant principal of Southampton Elementary School, effective July 22.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Fernandez to the district,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Dyno. “Her previous work as an ENL teacher and Department Chairperson who went above and beyond in her role will be a benefit to our elementary school students.”

Fernandez, of Miller Place, joins Southampton from the Rocky Point School District, where she has worked as an English as a New Language teacher at Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School since 2005. During her time in Rocky Point, she also served as the K-12 ENL chairperson and participated in an administrative internship.

In addition, Fernandez is an adjunct associate professor at both St. John’s University and Stony Brook University. Prior to working in Rocky Point, she was the director of education at the Sylvan Learning Center in Huntington.  

Fernandez holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from St. Joseph’s College, a Master of Science in elementary education from Long Island University, and a Doctor of Educational Leadership and Technology from Dowling College. 

“I am overwhelmed with excitement and joy to be joining the Southampton School District,” said Fernandez. “I am looking forward to being part of the community and building relationships with the students, staff and families. I believe in always putting the best interest of students first, and I am eager to begin this journey.”

Dr. Nicole Fernandez has been named an assistant principal at Southampton Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of the Southampton Union Free School District