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Sachem Central School District Welcomes New Secondary Administrators

Pictured: From left, Lori Onesto, Christopher Washousky and Kaleigh Sidaras.

Photo courtesy of the Sachem Central School District

The Sachem Central School District is pleased to announce the appointment of three new administrators. At its July 12 meeting, the board of education appointed Lori Onesto as assistant principal at Sachem High School North, Kaleigh Sidaras as assistant principal at Sagamore Middle School and Christopher Washousky as an assistant principal at the secondary level.

Ms. Onesto has been a member of the Sachem Central School District since 2003. She began in the district as a classroom teacher and, most recently, served as principal’s aide at Hiawatha Elementary School. In this leadership role, she implemented training for new staff members, screened teacher candidates during the hiring process, ensured culturally responsive practices for learners and maintained overall operations of the building. Additionally, Ms. Onesto was a member of the district’s five-year Strategic Planning Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from SUNY Oneonta, a Master of Science in Education degree from Brooklyn College and is working toward New York State School Building and District Leader certifications.

Ms. Sidaras comes to Sachem from the Central Islip Union Free School District where she served as an elementary school assistant principal and Pre-K director. Through these roles, Ms. Sidaras gained experience with master scheduling, classroom observations and facilitating districtwide professional development. Prior to these administrative positions, Ms. Sidaras was a classroom teacher for eight years as well as the head girls varsity soccer coach at William Floyd High School. Ms. Sidaras holds several administration certificates, Bachelor of Science degrees in childhood education and special education from SUNY Buffalo State College and a Master of Arts Degree in special education from Saint Joseph’s College.

Most recently, Mr. Washousky was a teacher in the Floral Park-Bellerose School District, as well as the administrator of the district’s Saturday Enrichment Program. In the classroom, he created individualized learning plans for students, successfully prepared learners for assessments and created a culture of caring. In his administrative role, Mr. Washousky developed program goals to meet the needs of hundreds of students participating in the Saturday Enrichment Program. He holds A Bachelor of Science degree from Plattsburgh State University, a Master of Science in elementary education from Dowling College, as well as School District, Building Leader and Students with Disabilities certifications.

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