Dr. Jill DeRosa
Assistant Superintendent for
Human Resources, Student Services
and Community Activities
Dear Families and Community Members,
A great school district can only be built on a strong foundation. In Oceanside, we are fortunate to have a community that values education and a staff that is second to none. The way we look at it, student learning and well-being is everybody’s job, not just the classroom teacher’s.
The Oceanside School District is a forerunner in encouraging teachers to pursue National Board Certification, the teaching profession’s gold standard. As a result, we have one of the highest numbers of NBCTs on Long Island. Many of our teachers and administrators are sought-after experts in their fields and have led our district to win numerous accolades. For example, Oceanside Middle School principal Dr. Allison Glickman-Rogers was a recipient of the Association for Middle Education 2014 Distinguished Educator Award. Recently, Debra Kienke, our Executive Director of Special Education, was named NYS Special Education Administrator of the Year.
Behind the scenes, the unsung heroes are our clerical staff, our buildings and grounds crew, our security monitors, food service workers and more. They keep our schools running and make sure they are clean, well-maintained and orderly.
Our stringent hiring standards have helped us to build a top-notch staff and some of our best people support the operations of our Department of Community Activities. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of what DOCA has to offer, I encourage you to visit the Community Activities page on our website and download the activities brochure. There are many programs for children and adults of all ages. DOCA also offers the summer playground program as well as holiday themed events throughout the year.
Our staff, our students and our families make Oceanside a wonderful place to live and work. I wish your children a terrific school year.
Dr. Jill DeRosa
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Student Services and Community Activities