Former Assistant Principal Dr. Francine Newman has been appointed to a similar role at .
Dr. Newsman will become assistant principal at Long Beach High Schhool effective July 1 and will replace Thomas DePaola, who has accepted a position as principal of Carle Place Middle/High School. Newman will join vice principals John Emmons and Timothy Piciullo, under the leadership of Principal Dr. Gaurav Passi.
“I am proud and honored to become a member of the Long Beach leadership team,” Newman said about her appointment by the Long Beach Board of Education. “I look forward to helping the district achieve its goals, and getting to know the staff, students and families in the school community."
In her most recent role at Seaford High School, Newman was in charge of the supervision of all staff, as well as the direct supervision of the guidance, English and science departments. While serving in this position, she initiated a bully prevention pilot program to comply with the requirements of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), which will take effect July 1. She also managed student behavioral issues and assisted the principal with the day-to-day operations of the building.
Newman began her career in education as a social studies teacher at Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, N.Y. She went on to serve for 11 years as an adjunct professor at LIU C.W. Post and Hofstra University, where she taught undergraduate and graduate students of education in areas such as cultural diversity, general methods of teaching and communicating effectively with all learners.
In addition to a doctorate in educational policy and leadership from Hofstra University, Newman also holds a professional diploma in administration and supervision from Fordham University and a master’s degree in multicultural education from Iona College. She received her bachelor of arts degree in history from SUNY Buffalo.