Following a rigorous screening process, the Sachem Central School District is proud to announce the appointment of Matthew Perlongo as the new assistant principal at Sachem High School East, filling the vacancy left by Andrew Larson, who has accepted a position as the principal of Hiawatha Elementary School.
Mr. Perlongo joins High School East after serving in numerous administrative capacities, most recently as the dean of students at the STEM Magnet School/Woodhill Intermediate School in the Huntington Union Free School District. During his time there, Mr. Perlongo managed the discipline of more than 800 students, aided in the creation and monitoring of RTI plans and assisted the principal in day-to-day building operations. In addition, Mr. Perlongo held the position of assistant principal at the Western Suffolk BOCES Regional Summer School and as the Summer STEM Academy director at the Huntington Union Free School District, where he conducted observations of staff and coordinated special education accommodations for students.
Mr. Perlongo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from University at Albany and a Master of Arts degree in secondary mathematics education from Adelphi University. He has completed the Educational Leadership Certificate Program at Stony Brook University.
“Growing up and attending school in the Sachem community gave me a true understanding of what makes this such a special place,” Mr. Perlongo said. “I am honored to be given the chance to serve the district that provided me with such great experiences and opportunities.”