The Mattituck-Cutchogue Board of Education appointed Jill Gierasch as superintendent of schools, effective August 1. She is replacing retiring superintendent Dr. Anne Smith.
“Appointing a superintendent is one of the most important responsibilities of a board of education,” said board president Charles Anderson. “After interviewing numerous highly qualified candidates throughout an extensive and thorough search process, we are confident Jill Gierasch possesses the professional qualifications, experience, vision, and leadership skills the board and our community are looking for as we move our students and school district to a higher level of success.”
Gierasch began her career in public education in 1989 as an elementary school teacher in the William Floyd School District. She also served as an elementary school teacher in the Bayport-Blue Point School District, as an elementary school assistant principal in the Three Village Central School District, and as an elementary school principal and assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, staff development, and assessment (K-5) in the Sachem Central School District.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the board of education for their support and the confidence they have shown in me,” said Gierasch. “I am honored and so pleased to have an opportunity to work in such an amazing school district and community.”
In 2009, Gierasch joined the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction until 2015, when she was appointed to her current position as deputy superintendent.
“I look forward to getting to know and work with the board, administrators, staff, students, parents, and community residents as we focus on the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students,” Gierasch said. “My goal is to ensure that all students have the tools and resources needed to achieve their fullest potential.”