Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2014
Dr. Don Sternberg, Ed.D, previous New York State Elementary School Principal of the year in 2009, has been named Principal of Ivy League School, 211 Brooksite Drive Smithtown, NY 11787. His appointment is effective the beginning of the school year September 2014-2015.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sternberg to the Ivy League family,” said Noah and Margaret Cooper owners at Ivy League School and Day Camp. “His wealth of knowledge and expertise will serve him well in his new leadership role.”
Dr. Don Sternberg was recognized as a National Distinguished Principal by the United States Department of Education. During his tenure as Principal of Wantagh Elementary School, the school was recognized as a New York State Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and also received a National Excellence in Education award from the United States Department of Education. Redbook Magazine recognized his school for its ‘America’s Best Elementary Schools for Overall Excellence’ award. Dr. Sternberg earned his doctorate from Columbia University and is currently an adjunct professor of educational administration at Stony Brook University. In addition, he has written articles on educational issues for both state and national publications. He presently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Dr. Don Sternberg has been his district’s Gifted and Talented program director, participated in the revamping of their Kindergarten program and the development of a teacher improvement process. He has overseen the implementation of a number of academic–based initiatives within his school in writing, reading, math, and science. His school also served as the magnet school for the district’s K-5 Co-Teaching Model. Dr. Sternberg is also a strong supporter of the arts having served on the New York State School Music Association Advisory Board.
Dr. Sternberg credits his many accomplishments as an educational leader to his ability to blend the needs and desires of parents and teachers to build the right kind of academic and social environment for students. He believes that effective schools have a positive learning environment and maintain high standards for students, teachers, and administration. His belief and practice has been that this must be coupled with an alignment between high academic standards, purposeful instruction, and appropriate levels of assessment that leads to informing instructional planning and delivery for each child.
About Ivy League School
For over fifty years, Ivy League School has been at the forefront of independent schools on Long Island. Ivy League School is known for its familial atmosphere, kid-friendly environment and for delivering what’s best in learning. The central focus of Ivy League School is the development of each child’s inherent curiosity, intelligence and personality. Ivy League School prides itself in recognize each child as an individual learner in terms of talents, capabilities and styles of learning. Ivy League School’s goal is to help students acquire the tools, discipline and dispositions necessary for academic achievement, social growth and independent thinking, while being challenged to excel. Ivy League's curriculum stresses both the processes and content of learning and exceeds all local and national learning standards.