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District Appoints New Assistant Superintendent

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The district is proud to announce that Mr. James DeTommaso has been appointed the district’s new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Mr. DeTommaso officially began his role with the district in July.

Mr. DeTommaso graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences. He also earned his master’s degree in special education and a professional diploma in educational administration from LIU Post, formerly known as Long Island University, C.W. Post campus.

He began his 28-year career in education at the Junior-Senior High School as a special education teacher and coach for the varsity football and lacrosse teams. He also served as dean of students and assistant principal, where he served in this role for 15 years. For the past three years, he was the principal of West Hempstead High School.

Mr. DeTommaso is excited to return to East Rockaway schools in his new role. He plans to share his knowledge and leadership experience to support the district’s strategic plan and help guide and improve the district in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment. He said that his additional goals include “working closely with the administrators and teachers to improve student outcomes and provide opportunities for all learners to reach their potential and to continue focusing on reconnecting students to a positive learning environment to meet their academic and social and emotional needs.”