Physical Education Director Named Certified Athletic Administrator

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The district is proud to announce that David Barth, the director of physical education, health and athletics, was recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

This distinction recognizes individuals who demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. Barth is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

The Northport resident has been working for the East Rockaway School District since 2017 and is a member of several district committees, including Mental Health Steering Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Health and Wellness Committee and is the co-chair of the Prevention Task Force. He earned his Bachelor of Science in physical education from SUNY College at Cortland and then went on to earn his Master of Arts in liberal studies from SUNY at Stony Brook. From there, Barth earned his Master of Science in educational leadership and administration from The College of Saint Rose in Albany.

In addition to his education, Barth also earned several certificates, including Public Address Announcer, American Red Cross Instructor of First Aid, CPR and AED, U.S. Soccer Federation National Coaching License, and National Soccer Coaches Association of America Goalkeeping Diploma. His New York State certificates include District Leader, Building Leader, Health Education and Physical Education.

The district applauds his accomplishment and is proud of the dedication he devotes to his position.