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Port Jeff School District Hires New High School Principal

Principal Matthew Murphy comes from Hauppauge schools.

has hired a new high school principal to replace Roseann Cirnigliaro from the district in February.

In an email announcing the hiring, Superintendent Kenneth Bossert said that during the regular business meeting of the Board of Education on May 8 members unanimously appointed Matthew Murphy to the position. His job officially begins on July 1.

Murphy spent the last five years as the K-12 Director of Math at Hauppauge School District.

“During his time in Hauppauge, Dr. Murphy has been instrumental in the implementation of new curriculum aligned with the Common Core standards as well as movement toward International Baccalaureate (IB) certification,” wrote Bossert.

He was also both the Director of Math and Science and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the South Country Central School District. Murphy, who received his doctorate in Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology from Dowling College in 2009, was once a teacher in the Smithtown School District as well.

Murphy thanked the Board of Education after his appointment.

“I look forward to helping to continue the standard of excellence that the Port Jefferson School District is known for,” he is quoted as saying in a statement sent out by the district.

Murphy will work with Cirnigliaro during the transition. Bossert also said that upcoming opportunities for the community to meet the new principal will be scheduled closer to the start of next school year.

Katie Bell May 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Watch out Pt. Jeff. Pushing IB is an agenda with certain administrators. IB is a VERY expensive program that I doubt Pt. Jeff needs to add to its general budget in these dire economic times. Garden City, Glen Cove, Jericho, Wheatley, Manhasset, Roslyn, Syosset, Cold Spring Harbor ..... have ALL rejected IB. Learn the facts at: http://truthaboutib.com/
Matthew Lott May 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Interesting concept that "national standards" philosophy...but it portends a political agenda is at work here, that we have heard of before, and that The Regime pounds into us at every opportunity. Or as the Washington Post, that dependable State Runned Media standard bearer for Progressive Values, puts it... "If the organizations that were so gung-ho to produce the national standards don’t see that their job has just begun, and that the next, even larger, effort is to secure equitable resources for schools, then the document being released today will have little meaning." http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/national-standards/the-problems-with-the-common-c.html
Matthew Lott May 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Did you know that school is all about..."equality" ? Well you are going to find that out here, apparently.
tom Mattus May 10, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Hold on Port jefferson is stepping up it's game ! We have a great gene pool it is time that we have someone who can push math and knows curriculum. Great hire, give the man a chance. What's wrong with National Standards just look at PISA and how the US compares. China and Finland are leaving us in the dust let's at least give them some competition .
Matthew Lott May 10, 2012 at 03:25 PM
First, of all China is a totalitarian government whose economy is based upon Slave Labor. Secondly, "...Finland--now widely hailed by U.S. policymakers--turned around its school system. But, contrary to popular belief, it didn’t do it by establishing a highly centralized national system with detailed national standards. It “shifted to a more localized system in which highly trained teachers design curriculum around very lean national standards,” she wrote. All assessments are school-based, designed by teachers, rather than standardized." http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/national-standards/the-problems-with-the-common-c.html So what's your point, now ?

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