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Superintendent's Corner

April 2019

Superintendent Appointment

First of all, let me say that I am very appreciative of the Board of Education’s confidence in me and their belief that I can be of assistance in the transition to new leadership of the District.

Secondly, and most importantly, I am so proud of the selection of Jessica Schmettan as our next Superintendent of Schools. I know that my daughters and my granddaughters will be proud to know that I made some contribution to the preparation of the first woman to be appointed as a permanent Superintendent of Schools of Port Jefferson School District.

Selecting a Superintendent of Schools is one of the most, if not THE most important, responsibilities of a Board of Education. Our Board of Education took this responsibility very seriously and spent countless hours including more than a few weekends to find the best match for Port Jefferson. I applaud their efforts and commitment and dedication to the residents, parents, staff, and students of our school-community for the due diligence they engaged in to make the best decision they could possibly make...and I believe they have made an outstanding decision.

Jessica Schmettan has an incredible commitment to the Port Jefferson community and the quality of education that is provided for our students. In the three years that I have had the privilege of working with her, she has proven that she has a deep knowledge of our core mission; teaching & learning. She is intelligent and has an incredible work ethic. Our Port Jefferson School-Community is fortunate and privileged to have her as our next Superintendent. I am committed to her success and I will do whatever is necessary and requested to assist her in making the transition as smooth as possible.

Thank you Board Trustees, for making such a well-informed and wise decision.


Monday, July 22, 2019