Copiague School District has named Michael Ferretti as director of school climate, effective July 1.
Mr. Ferretti previously served as assistant principal of Copiague Middle School since July 2013. He has worked in the Copiague School District since 2007, first serving as an English teacher and then as English department chairperson. Mr. Ferretti also currently works as an adjunct professor at Molloy College.
Mr. Ferretti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in adolescent education from Molloy College. He also has professional diplomas in school district leader and school building leader from Dowling College.
In his newly created position in the Copiague School District, Mr. Ferretti will be charged with supervising security staff and coordinating with local, state and federal law enforcement on all safety procedures. He will manage and evaluate all district safety drills and procedures in addition focusing on the district’s character education curriculum. Mr. Ferretti plans to implement new programs to help improve school climate and design a restorative practices program districtwide.