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Central Islip Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent

The Central Islip Board of Education has appointed Ms. Sharon A. Dungee as Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1, 2020. Ms. Dungee was unanimously appointed at the May 11, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.

Ms. Dungee brings a wealth of academic experience to the Office of the Superintendent. She began her career as an elementary school teacher before coming to Central Islip to serve in an array of administrative positions including assistant principal, principal, and most recently in her role as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction.

“Throughout her tenure in Central Islip School District, Ms. Dungee has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills, and a unique ability to work collegiately with all employees as well as with all stakeholders in the community,” School Board President Norman A. Wagner said of Ms. Dungee. “Her educational experience, coupled with her unwavering commitment to the Central Islip School District and the community it serves, make her an asset to our children and the education we are charged with providing.”

Ms. Dungee will lead the district which consists of six elementary schools, one middle school and a high school. Central Islip School District has an enrollment of approximately 7,500 students, and voter-approved spending plans that have received community support for the past 14 years.

As she prepares to take the helm as Superintendent, Ms. Dungee noted, “I believe the success of a school district is measured, in part, by the implementation of a well-balanced instructional system that meets the educational needs of all students. I am therefore committed to working with the Board of Education and our exemplary team of administrators, faculty and staff to advance our school district, build upon our past successes, and continue to create a learning environment where children will be excited to come to school to learn so they will be equipped with the skillsets to achieve their personal best. Guided by our School District’s mission, we will work to accomplish exciting milestones that lie ahead in the best interest of our very diverse, very proud community.”   

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