The William Floyd School District has appointed five new assistant principals for the 2018-19 school year – one at the elementary level and four secondary, two of which are new positions that will help set the foundation for the expansion of academic offerings and the implementation of a nine-period day at the middle schools for the 2019-20 school year.
At Moriches Elementary School, Nikki Stallone, a highly successful elementary school teacher who has taught both first- and second-grade during her 19-year career at William Floyd will be the new assistant principal. She takes over for Deirdre Redding, who has been promoted to principal after the retirement of Eileen Filippone. Together they will oversee a school of nearly 850 K-5 students. Ms. Stallone has been a teacher-leader in the district serving as a literacy collaborative coordinator and trainer, a New Teacher Institute trainer, a mentor teacher and curriculum writer. She is a William Floyd Master Teacher and a published author, Literacy Centers in Photographs, a step-by-step guide for educators about organizing and managing literacy centers in K-2 classrooms.
Ms. Stallone earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland, a Master of Science in Literacy Education from Dowling College and her NYS School District Administrator Permanent certification from Dowling College.
At William Floyd Middle School, John Rumpler, a technology teacher and dean at William Floyd Middle, will join the team of principal Carolyn Schick and assistant principals Dr. Eugenia Jackolski and Dr. T.J. Heintz, to lead a building with more than 1,050 students in grades six through eight. Mr. Rumpler has been a successful teacher, dean of students and advisor for the award-winning science quiz bowl team (co-advisor) and the Maglev (magnetic levitation engineering) competition at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Mr. Rumpler earned his Bachelor of Science in Technology Education and a Master of Science in Technology Education from SUNY Oswego. He attained his School Building Leader and School District Leader Advanced certifications from the College of St. Rose. Additionally, he earned two “Project Lead the Way” certificates in “Middle School Design & Modeling” from the Rochester Institute of Technology and “Middle School Automation & Robotics” from South Carolina University. In his spare time, he volunteers for the Southold Fire Department as a captain with the Eagle Hook & Ladder Company.
Two new assistant principals joined the team of principal Dr. Michele Gode and assistant principal Jennifer Engmann at William Paca Middle School – Jessica Ragazzi, a mathematics teacher, dean and coach at William Floyd over the past 10 years; along with Chelsee Hudson, a fifth- and sixth-grade science teacher, extended day program manager and science department coordinator in the Wyandanch School District, who will help lead a school with nearly 1,000 students in grades six through eight.
Ms. Ragazzi earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College, her Master of Science in Technological Management Systems (Educational Technology Concentration) from Stony Brook University and her School Building Leader and School District Leader Advanced certifications from Stony Brook University.
Ms. Hudson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Childhood Education, her Master of Science in Literacy Education and her School Building Leader and School District Leader Advanced certifications all from Hofstra University.
William Floyd High School welcomes David Quartarone who joins the team led by Principal Philip Scotto in overseeing a school with nearly 2,800 students in grades nine through 12. Mr. Quartarone takes over for Michael Zanfardino, who accepted a central office position in another district. In his career, Mr. Quartarone has worked as a special education teacher in the Roslyn and Bellmore-Merrick Central High School districts and as a summer school assistant principal at Bellmore-Merrick. He also has served as a professional development workshop writer and instructor, as well as a BOCES/Nassau County Inter-agency Transition Team member.
Mr. Quartarone earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Providence College, a Master of Science in Special Education from Dowling College and School Building Leader and School District Leader Advanced certifications from the College of St. Rose.
The William Floyd School District congratulates and welcomes these five individuals in their new roles!