James Cummings
Principal's Message
Jeanne Kozlowsky
Associate Principal
Craig Evans
Associate Principal
Brian Norton
Associate Principal

Christine DiProperzio   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for ELA, Reading & Library
John Watson   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Mathematics & Business
Jachan Watkis   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Science & Technology
Heather Stewart   Curriculum Associate 6-12 for Social Studies & FACS
Bradley Murphy   Curriculum Associate K-12 for Fine & Performing Arts
Gina Palasciano   Curriculum Associate K-12 for World Languages & ENL

Craig Evans
Dignity Act Coordinator
(631) 274-4110


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Deer Park Does ‘Dinner and a Show’


Students, teachers, and parents celebrated Deer Park’s artistic talents at the inaugural “Dinner and a Show” event, hosted by the Deer Park Arts Council. More than 300 guests attended the event, held on Nov. 13 at the high school.

A pasta dinner was served, followed by an hour of performances by students and faculty. Attendees also enjoyed an art exhibition of selected works from students. The district plans to make “Dinner and a Show” an annual event to recognize student talent and faculty guidance in the arts.

“As a new administrator in Deer Park, this night offered a wonderful opportunity for me to learn more about the community’s appreciation and commitment to the arts,” said Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts.

Cox to Wrestle for NC State Next Year


Senior wrestler Tommy Cox signed a National Letter of Intent on Nov. 19 to attend North Carolina State University next fall. He was congratulated by coach Mike McLaughlin, Athletic Director Dominick Fontana and Cox’s attending parents.

A three-time All-Leaguer, two-time league champion and county finalist, Cox finished third in state competition and won at the junior nationals. He cited the Wolfpack’s strong Division I program, ranked fifth in the nation, as a main reason he chose NC State, along with the Raleigh campus.

“When I went on an unofficial visit, I loved the campus and atmosphere,” said Cox. “I felt like I belonged.”

Impactful Champions Honored at HS Breakfast


Seventeen superlative high school students were honored by teachers and administrators at the Breakfast for Champions, held in the school library on Nov 12. At the event, awarded biannually each fall and spring, student champions were selected by each of the school’s departments, as were three additional champions chosen by principals and a teacher.

“Breakfast for Champions is an opportunity for teachers and administrators to honor students who have impacted them in some way,” said Jeanne Kozlowsky, the school’s associate principal of curriculum. “The event recognizes students who demonstrate excellent conduct and character on a daily basis, work on achieving their personal best inside and outside the classroom, and show an innate compassion to help others.”

The fall 2015 Breakfast for Champions honorees, all presented with plaques, were seniors Priyesh Bhatt (guidance), Kathryn Block (technology), Jenna Boccabella (performing arts), Julia Boss (science), Rodney Conte (Principal’s Award), Megan Hammond (art), Shihab Howlader (family and consumer science) and Rose Snyder (math); juniors John Galaor (athletics), Joshua A. Singh (business), and Lukendjor Souvernaud (English as a new language/world language); sophomores Austin Ciejka (Teacher’s Award), Kasey Dorney (physical education) and Fabiha Khan (social studies); and freshmen Dana Ali (health), Steven Gassert (Associate Principal’s Award) and Shannon Theiling (English language arts).

Building Momentum with Fourth Health Fair


The district held its fourth annual Health & Wellness Fair on Oct. 24, in conjunction with the high school’s Varsity Leaders Club Halloween Carnival and a Deer Park Fire Department open house. The free event, sponsored by the district’s health and physical education department, took place at a new double location on Lake Avenue – at JFK as well as across the street at the firehouse – with representatives of the Suffolk County police and sheriff’s departments also on hand.

This year’s fair was the most heavily attended to date, and featured numerous health-related activities and more than 50 informational booths, including a mobile blood drive; dental and orthodontic care; fire safety and CPR; healthy eating demonstrations; health screenings; sports clinics; child safety and car seat inspections; martial arts and kickboxing; and Zumba, Pilates and yoga.  The high school’s clubs sponsored a Chinese auction, while students from family and consumer science teacher Patricia Skjoldahl’s class perfected a parfait recipe to present to attendees.

“We seem to be building momentum with each passing year,” said the district’s health administrator, Dominick Fontana. “Our goal is to continue adding activities and vendors in years to follow.”

Three Seniors Recognized for Science Potential


Seniors Joseph Sanchez, Jade Wilson and Alec Winters attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston this past summer. Admission to this prestigious honors-only academy program was based on factors including grade point averages of 3.5 or higher, demonstrated leadership potential and declared aspirations to become physicians, scientists or technologists.

During their three days at the Congress, the Deer Park students were surrounded by fellow high schoolers from across the nation who share the same passion, ability and potential.   

“Our students were certified with the official Award of Excellence as a result of their successful completion of the Congress,” said Jeanne Kozlowsky, the school’s associate principal of curriculum.

Deer Park School District