To most of us, “[insert your name here] to the principal’s office immediately” is a phrase we still quiver at. Then there’s the walk; the long walk down the cold hallway leading to the office. But not all visits are the same, just as not all principals are the same. Lucky for Long Island students, some principal visits are actually very enjoyable. Here are those pleasant principals!
Long Islanders Voted Sister Joanne Deegan of Our Lady of Mercy Schools Best School Principal on Long Island!
1. Sister Joanne Deegan/Our Lady of Mercy School
520 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Hicksville. 516-433-7040. www.olmshicks.org
As the spiritual and academic leader of Our Lady of Mercy School, Sister Joanne Deegan is tasked with ensuring the bodies, minds and souls of its myriad students—ranging from nursery through eighth grade—receives the very best educational and religious preparedness not just for high school and college, but forms a foundation in values to last the rest of their lives. She’s succeeding in spades, as this ranking is testament, ushering in the school’s 50th year of excellence.
2. Gene Fennell/Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville. 516-433-2900. holytrinityhs.echalk.com
3. Aileen O’Rourke/JFK Elementary School
94 Woodland Rd., East Islip. 631-581-1608. www.eischools.org