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DeRiso Named Principal of Plainedge MS

The Plainedge School District has appointed Anthony DeRiso as Principal of Plainedge Middle School.

DeRiso has been working with the district since 1999 and has served in a variety of capacities. Most recently, DeRiso worked as the district’s Director of Personnel and Operations. As such, he was responsible for managing districtwide operations and initiating and overseeing capital improvement projects, which have included the high school music room and the beautification of West and Schwarting Elementary Schools.

DeRiso has served as an assistant principal at Plainedge High School, an academic supervisor, and a math coordinator and teacher at both the high school and Packard Middle School.

“I am thrilled to be moving to the Middle School,” stated DeRiso. “This appointment will allow me to do what I value most - interacting and working regularly with parents, teachers, and especially students. Ten years ago when I came to Plainedge as a middle school teacher I never imagined that I would one day return as its principal. It is a privilege and an honor to be named the principal of Plainedge Middle School.”