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District Appoints Two New Administrators

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The district has announced two new administrative appointments. Karla Cangelosi, who previously served as the district’s executive director for instructional support for the 2021-2022 school year, has been named deputy superintendent, effective Sept. 7. Additionally, Jason Strumwasser has been named the district’s new director of technology, effective Nov. 7.

Ms. Cangelosi has been a part of the Copiague School District since 1999, first as an elementary teacher at Great Neck Road then transitioning to a reading teacher in 2006 and assistant principal in 2011. She served as the principal of Great Neck Road from 2015-2021. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dowling College and a master’s degree from LIU Post. Ms. Cangelosi also has an educational leadership certification from Stony Brook University.

“I have been working in the Copiague School District since 1999,” Ms. Cangelosi said. “Throughout my career I have learned and grown from a group of talented administrators. I have been beyond fortunate during my career in Copiague to work with such amazing students, families and staff. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to continue working with the Copiague community in this new capacity.”

Mr. Strumwasser joins the Copiague School District from the Irvington School District, where he worked as the director of technology since 2019. During the past 10 years, he also held various educational technology positions at Challenge Preparatory Charter School and Educate, LLC. Mr. Strumwasser holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from SUNY Binghamton. He also has two master’s degrees in education – one from LIU Post in educational technology and one from Hofstra University in secondary education/social studies. He has an advanced certificate in school building leadership from the College of Saint Rose.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Copiague Schools community and look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to continue to help integrate technology in a meaningful way to extend, enhance and engage all users,” Mr. Strumwasser said.

Date Added: 11/28/2022