Deer Park Teachers, Buildings Ready for the New School Year


Superintendent of Schools Eva Demyen welcomed the district’s teachers, faculty and staff for a day of planning and preparation prior to the opening of the new school year. 

Ms. Demyen reinforced the theme of community and the district’s ultimate goal of preparing students for future successes to the staff. The collective mission of Deer Park’s educators and support staff is to provide each and every student with exemplary programs of study within a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. The expectation is that students will achieve academic excellence, mastering those concepts, skills and processes that will enable them to become thoughtful, productive citizens in society.

Welcoming new faces, district administrators introduced the newest hires and their various positions throughout the schools. Veteran teachers will aid the new teachers during their transition to Deer Park, sharing their experiences and advice.  Teachers reviewed strategies for student comprehension and retention and broke down the components of an effective lesson plan for the first day of school and beyond.

Department leaders and core curriculum teachers were commended for their across-the-board gains on New York State assessment scores and were encouraged to keep up the good work. Growth in literacy skills, student achievement, and use and availability of technology will be key areas of focus for the administration entering the new school year.

This fall, students and parents will notice improved buildings and grounds, district-wide. In fact, the orientation culminated with a visual presentation of the extensive facility upgrades that were completed throughout the district over the summer. Some of the key improvements include new and improved art rooms, computer and science labs, physical fitness locker rooms, and choral rooms.