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New Seaford High School Principal Named

Assistant Principal Scott Bersin promoted following retirement of Michael Ragon.

Seaford district officials did not have to look far to find a new high school principal following the .

Scott Bersin, who has served as assistant principal the last two years, has been promoted to the head job. Bersin’s appointment as high school principal was unanimously approved by the Seaford Board of Education at its Thursday night meeting.

“I look forward to serving in this role for many years,” said Bersin, who also served one year as an assistant principal at prior to moving over to the high school in 2010. “Having been in the middle school and now the high school, I have a very solid understanding of the district.”

Ragon served as Seaford High School's principal for the past 11 years, tying him with Ray Buckley for the longest serving in that position.

Bersin, an Oceanside native, was selected from amongst eight candidates. A comprised of teachers, students, administrators and community leaders met the candidates to help determine four finalists on June 11. 

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Lorraine DeVita July 20, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Not that i want to change the subject but did anyone raise the question regarding the CHEER competition Field trip to Orlando in February that if the CL's DID NOT qualify for the competition then they couldnt go? Or are they expecting this community to fund a fun filled few days in orlando just because? Was the decision to sanction this as a SCHOOL trip based on them qualifying? just a question..
Tom Jennings July 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
As someone who has spent 45 years studying education, first at Teachers College, Columbia University, an now at The CUNY School of Professional Studies I am thrilled that Mr. Bersin was selected. The Board made the right decision to go with an internal candidate. Salary range had nothing to do with the candidate pool. It would have been strong regardless because or the internal candidates. I have had the pleasure of seeing them interact with two of my children, and they were everything that I look for in first rate school administrators.
Lorraine DeVita July 20, 2012 at 01:46 PM
The fact that the Board and Adminsitration took an "inclusive" approach in vetting the best pool of candidates to chose from for the position is a positive step in the right direction for this district. I am equaly impressed that the students were involved in the process their Voice and input needs to be heard on a more consistant & regular basis. Best wishes to the new principal and the students of Seaford HS. Now did they a make a determination as to whether or not they were going to replace and fill the Assitant. Prinicpal position he vacated?
DeeJorge July 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
As a mother of a Seaford High graduate I am glad they made the right decision, he is a wonderful person and will do a great job.
Lifeisgood July 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Unfortunately while SB walks around shaking everyones hand and sucking up to every parent, student and board member, CB is doing the work of an AP. Just goes to show hard work gets you know where, but politics gets you everywhere. And im sure CB being a woman had nothing to do with the decision at all. Good luck seaford your gonna need it.
aeb21252 August 03, 2012 at 10:54 PM
CB being a woman had absolutely nothing to do with her not being hired. Perhaps the fact that she is awfully forgetful and not very involved with the students is the reason that she didn't get it. Is it not possible that she isn't a good candidate for the position? I also don't think that Seaford has a problem with hiring women for jobs. Most of my teachers were women. In my time in the district i do recall Mrs. Portanova being the Principal of the Manor School. I believe she also had a woman as her AP. I also remember Mrs. Carari at the Middle School. and currently Mrs. Troisi at the Harbor School. Congratulations to Mr. Bersin. As a former student I can say with confidence that I believe he will do a wonderful job as principal.
aeb21252 August 03, 2012 at 11:05 PM
There is obviously money set aside for this trip, but if they do not qualify, then they OBVIOUSLY DO NOT GO. I was never a high school cheerleader, but if they didn't qualify, then logically they wouldn't go. This applies to any sport that advances to a higher level of competition. The money is set aside for them, but if they do not get to that level, then they do not go.
gina marie August 24, 2012 at 09:48 PM
How arrogant! when will the adminstartors stop taking care of themselves and start taking care of our children?

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