Copiague School District has appointed Francis Salazar as assistant principal at Copiague Middle School, effective Aug. 26. He replaces Michael Ferretti, who was recently named the district’s director of school climate.
Mr. Salazar has been working in the Copiague School District since 2006, starting as a special education teacher at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. From 2012-2015, he worked as a summer school administrator and has served as the summer school principal since 2017. Most recently, Mr. Salazar was the district’s social studies department chairperson. He has been the varsity girls bowling coach since 2013 and previously worked as an assistant varsity football coach.
Mr. Salazar holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta and a master’s degree in special education and social studies from Manhattanville College. He also has a certification in school building leader from the College of Saint Rose.