District Welcomes Two New Administrators

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At its special business meeting on May 9, the Board of Education appointed James McCabe as the coordinator of guidance and appointed Kelly Urraro to the position of director of technology. McCabe and Urraro will respectively assume their duties on July 1, 2016.

McCabe brings to his new role a wealth of knowledge and experience in administrative leadership and school counseling. He began his education at Marist College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, followed by a Master of Education in school counseling from Hofstra University. He furthered his education at Long Island University where he earned his Advanced Graduate Certificate in school building leadership and school district leadership.

In his previous work experiences, he served in the roles of assistant dean of admissions and senior assistant dean of admissions at Hofstra University and was a guidance counselor at Sachem East High School. He also worked in the positions of administrative dean and assistant principal at the Western Suffolk BOCES Summer School. In 2008, he assumed the role of guidance counselor at Harborfields High School and then became the guidance coordinator.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Copiague School District as the coordinator of guidance,” said McCabe. “Copiague has a tradition of excellence, and I look forward to working with our talented group of counselors. Together, we will continue to assist all students and families as they strive to achieve their goals.”

Urraro received a Bachelor of Science in technology education and a Master of Science in educational technology specialist from the New York Institute of Technology. Furthering her education, she earned her school building leader initial certificate and school district leader professional certificate from Dowling College. Urraro previously worked in the Lindenhurst School District where she served in the capacity of technology teacher for four years and director of technology for three years.

“I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life, and work closely with the staff and students of Copiague School District on technology integration,” said Urraro. “I hope to bring about a positive experience for all utilizing new and old technology skills in the classroom. My goal is to build and support consistency using technology across the district to ensure our students are graduating our high school with the technology skills needed to be successful in life, and in their future endeavors.”