Lisa Czerniecki has been named the new Assistant Principal at Locust Valley High School. She replaces Robert Presland who retired on July 1, 2014. 

Czerniecki comes from the district’s own English department, where she taught grades 9- 12 for the past ten years, including International Baccalaureate courses. She received a Master of Education in Education Leadership and a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Minor in Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo.  She also received a New York State School Building Leader Initial Certificate and New York State Teacher Permanent Certification.

Czerniecki has served as a coordinator of the Mentor Teacher Program and the liaison and instructor for the St. John’s College Advantage Program. She has played a tremendous role in writing the International Baccalaureate curriculum. The leadership roles that she has taken during her tenure as a teacher in the high school are numerous. “Ms. Czerniecki has served on a vast array of committees, served as a mentor and has been a true role model to Locust Valley’s students and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund. “Beyond being an excellent teacher, she has proven that she will be an asset to the LVCSD administrative team.”

“I could not be more excited for my new role as Assistant Principal,” Czerniecki said. “My focus and passion always has been and will continue to be ensuring the sound education of our students. I am committed to the success of Locust Valley High School’s students, staff and community, and look forward to contributing to the Locust Valley tradition of excellence in this new role.”