Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
The Glen Cove Board of Education has appointed Dimitri Kryoneris as principal of Landing Elementary School. Kryoneris takes over for Interim Principal Martin Malone, who came out of retirement to serve following the promotion of Dr. Michael Israel to assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and technology last summer.
Since 2004, Kryoneris has served as assistant principal at P.S. 196 Literacy and Arts Academy in the Bronx, supervising teachers across all grade levels and subject areas. This included utilizing the Danielson Framework for teacher evaluation and observations and conducting training workshops to instill pride and confidence in the instructional staff. He was also responsible for implementing social and emotional learning programs for students, supervising programs such as Balanced Literacy, Everyday Mathematics, and science and social studies initiatives, and maximizing school expenditures using the New York City Department of Education’s Galaxy budgeting program.
At P.S. 196, Kryoneris also directly supervised grades four and five and launched various committees to promote literacy, math, science, exam prep, violence prevention and the performing arts, among other areas. Prior to his promotion as assistant principal at the school, he served as a literacy instructional specialist there and taught the third and fourth grades, as well.
“It is an honor and privilege to join the Glen Cove community,” said Kryoneris. “My primary goal is to continue to provide our children with the highest quality education possible.
To accomplish this the children, their parents, the teachers and administrators must work together to focus on establishing a learning environment that is nurturing, supportive and reflective of the high expectations and standards that have been set by the New York State Department of Education. Together we will make a difference in the Glen Cove community.”
Kryoneris earned his administrative certification from the College of New Rochelle and holds an M.A. in education from LIU Post and a B.A. in psychology from Stony Brook University. He officially takes over the reins at Landing School in August.
“We are pleased to welcome Dimitri as a member of the leadership team, and I personally look forward to working with him to deliver the best learning experience for the children of Landing School,” said Superintendent of Schools Maria L. Rianna, who herself began as the district’s new school chief on July 1. “His experience and expertise in curriculum and instruction, professional staff development, and record of effective communication with parents, staff and students will drive his success and endear him to the Glen Cove school family.”