Alumna, Dr. Mari Saunders, 1943 Class of SC High School, Returns to North Shore
This year, a special alumna, Dr. Mari Saunders, joined us for Homecoming 2022 from the Sea Cliff High School Class of 1943! She is a clinical psychopathologist and therapist, who previously was on staff at the Urban League, Addicts Rehabilitations Center, and currently in private practice in New York City. She received a bachelors and two master’s degrees at City College, CUNY, and her doctorate in Urban Psychology from Fordham. She was formerly a faculty member of Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York as a Clinical Counselor.
Each child's awakening into confident young adulthood requires guided engagement with vital ideas and events of the past to realize fresh possibilities and discoveries for the future. | We aspire to foster in our students those qualities of character consonant with the ideals of a democratic society. We are committed to reaching beyond routine expectations in a learning environment that encourages inquiry and builds its daily practice upon respect for oneself and others.
On, July 1, 2022, Christopher Zublionis, Ed.D commenced in the leadership role of the North Shore School District as the Superintendent of Schools. Since July 2019, Dr. Zublionis has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction at The North Shore Schools working closely with the superintendent, administration, trustees, faculty, parents, and staff. In three years, Dr. Z has been integral in developing and implementing the K-12 Educational Program and North Shore Schools Reopening Plan during COVID. He collaborated with the district’s leadership team to create an educational technology infrastructure for online and hybrid learning and worked with the curriculum director team to address pandemic-related learning loss through diagnostic assessments and curriculum revision. With the Professional Development Committee and leadership team, he dramatically expanded the professional learning offerings for teachers. He also worked to develop an expansive summer remediation and enrichment program and expanded the district’s universal academic screening process and the Response to Intervention plan. He led the curriculum directors to develop public-facing curriculum maps for almost every course offered at North Shore.
Prior to becoming Assistant Superintendent, he received his tenure as principal of Sea Cliff Elementary School in July 2014 and served as a tenured Director of Social Studies at North Shore High School. For eight years prior to his work as an administrator, Dr. Zublionis worked as a middle school social studies teacher, coach and student government advisor at the Syosset Central School District and spent a year teaching in West Babylon.
On May 26, 2022, the North Shore Schools Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. CarolAnn Smyth., as the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, effective July 1, 2022. Since July 2019, Dr. Smyth served as a curriculum director in North Shore since 2006, first as the Director of Science K-12 and then as the Director of Elementary STEAM. Across her time at North Shore, Dr. Smyth has prioritized collaborative work with others to support meaningful and impactful learning for our students. Her work is guided by her belief that each student deserves a well-rounded education of the highest quality which inspires a true love of learning.
Dr. Smyth shared her gratitude for this opportunity by stating, “North Shore is a wonderful place. We have amazing students, committed parents, incredibly talented educators, and a dedicated staff. We are a unique learning community committed to honoring tradition and pursuing continuous growth and innovation such that all of our students can discover and follow their dreams. I care deeply about our school district, its mission, and each member of our learning community.”
On May 26, 2022, the North Shore Schools Board of Education approved the appointment of Mr. James Pappas., as the Assistant Superintendent for Business, effective July 1, 2022. Mr. Pappas recently served as the Assistant Superintendent for Business in the Freeport Public Schools. He also worked as the internal claims auditor of the North Shore Schools from 2005 until 2019, and has worked as Partner at Pappas & Company, Certified Public Accountants, for a period of 30 years. Prior, he accepted a position as Chief Financial Officer of the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, Inc. for a period of two years.
Mr. Pappas said, “I am proud, excited and humbled to be a part of the North Shore School District and I am looking forward to the years ahead.”
|Superintendent of Schools||Dr. Christopher Zublionis
|Interim Assistant Superintendent for Instruction||Dr. Carol Ann Smyth||277-7810|
|Assistant Superintendent for Business||Mr. James Pappas||
|Central Office Secretary||Betty Ciampi||277-7801|
|Central Office Secretary||Sophia Kulikowsky||277-7810|
|Central Office Secretary||Lois Straber||277-7815|
|Director Facilities & Operations||John Hall||277-7835|
|Facilities & Operations Secretary||Mathew Cheravallil||277-7835|
|Public Relations Director/Senior Illustrator/School Website||Shelly Newman||277-7840|
|School District Auditor||Yogesh Dhingra||277-7843|
Supervisor: Michelle Hall, Assistant
340 Shore Road
Glenwood Landing, NY 11547