Pictured: The Deer Park School District recently named Kimberly Essig as the new associate principal at May Moore Primary School.
Photo courtesy of Deer Park School District
The Deer Park School District recently named Kimberly Essig as the new associate principal at May Moore Primary School, effective April 10. She replaces Matthew Comiskey, who will now serve as Deer Park’s districtwide elementary associate principal for American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund data and grant-funded programs.
Essig joins May Moore from the district’s John F. Kennedy Intermediate School, where she taught English as a New Language for the last eight years. She previously worked as a first-grade in the Sachem School District.
During her career at JFK, Essig served as the building representative for the Deer Park Teachers Association for four years, worked as an educational technology and new teacher mentor and sat on various committees including the Building Safety Team, Districtwide Attendance Committee and Districtwide RtI/MTSS Committee. She has also coached girls lacrosse at Robert Frost Middle School for the past four years.
A Coram resident, Essig graduated from St. Joseph’s College with certifications in general education and special education. She earned her master’s degree in educational technology from Long Island University, an advanced certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Molloy University, and school building leadership and school district leadership advanced certificates from the College of Saint Rose.
“I am overjoyed to join the May Moore family as the new associate principal,” Essig said. “My hope is to work with the students, staff, faculty and families of the May Moore community to ensure a safe, sound and secure learning experience for all. I look forward to my partnership with Principal Tammy Alcalde and I know we will make a great team.”