Copiague Welcomes New APs for Start of School Year

Copiague Welcomes New APs for Start of School Year photo
At the Copiague School District’s Aug. 14 Board of Education meeting, the board appointed two new elementary school assistant principals, effective Aug. 20. Jean Ann Crespo will split her time as assistant principal of Great Neck Road and Deauville Gardens East elementary schools. She is replacing Janine Proulx who will serve as assistant principal of Susan E. Wiley Elementary School. Nicole Waring will serve the dual role of assistant principal at Deauville Gardens West Elementary and districtwide elementary math staff developer. 

Ms. Crespo has been with the Copiague School District since 2008. She worked as a special education science teacher at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School and also served as an assistant principal in the district’s elementary and secondary summer school programs. Ms. Crespo holds a bachelor’s degree in child study from St. Joseph’s College, a master’s of science in adolescent education from Dowling College and an educational leadership advanced certificate from Stony Brook University.

Ms. Waring comes to the district with 11 years of teaching experience, most recently as a third-grade teacher in Ridgewood. She also served as a testing coordinator and professional development facilitator. Ms. Waring holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in childhood education, and a school building/district leadership certification from Stony Brook University. 

A member of the Copiague School District since 2003, Ms. Proulx most recently worked as the assistant principal of Deauville Gardens East and Great Neck Road elementary schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Joseph’s College, a master’s degree in technological systems management from Stony Brook University, and a school building and school district leadership certification from Stony Brook University.