Southampton High School’s dean of students, Sara Smith, has been appointed assistant principal at the high school.
The 14-year veteran of Southampton Union Free School District, who also taught high school English while serving as dean, will move into her new position July 1.
“I am honored and grateful to be appointed as the assistant principal of Southampton High School,” Smith said. “It is a place that I love and consider home. This accomplishment can be traced back to the support, collegiality, and encouragement provided by the Southampton faculty and staff over the past 14 years.”
As dean, Smith created and led a social-emotional learning committee and cultivated healthy and productive relationships with students and parents. Her 14 years in the district also included roles as an administrative intern, Common Core liaison, student council co-advisor, and advisor for the high school’s literary arts magazine.
Before joining Southampton, Smith was an English teacher in the Hampton Bays School District from 2004 to 2008.
“We are pleased to promote one of our own to this position,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Dyno. “Ms. Smith is well-deserving and dedicated to the students of the district.”
Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership and administration from The College of Saint Rose.