Principal and assistant with years of experience named Long Island's best

Southampton High School Boasts Top Administrators

Southampton High School Principal Dr. Brian Zahn and Assistant Principal Susan Wright have been selected by the Council of Administrators and Supervisors as 2019-20 Administrators of the Year. The pair were chosen from a pool of more than 1400 candidates from Nassau and Suffolk counties.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our high school administrative team,” said Superintendent of Schools Nicholas Dyno. “They are both hardworking and dedicated to our students.”

The administrators have years of experience in the Southampton school community.

Zahn, Principal of the Year, has served in his position since 2012, and was previously employed as the district’s elementary school assistant principal.

“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition by the Council of Administrators and Supervisors as nominated by my Southampton colleagues and voted upon by administrators from across Nassau and Suffolk counties,” he said. “It is even more special that my dear friend and colleague, Susan Wright, is receiving the Assistant Principal of the Year along with me. Our awards would not be possible without the support of our amazing students, staff, and community members here in Southampton. It has been, and continues to be, a humbling experience serving our school community.”

Wright, the Assistant Principal of the Year, worked for eight years as the assistant principal at the intermediate school and two years as the assistant principal at the elementary school before being named to the same position at the high school level in 2015.

“It has truly been an honor to serve the Southampton Union Free School District as an administrator,” she said. “I have been blessed to work with such a wonderful group of students and walk alongside great educators. I am truly grateful for all that the district has allowed me to accomplish, and I thank the Council of Administrators and Supervisors for selecting me, along with my partner and principal, Dr. Brian Zahn, who is the best person anyone could work with.”

The Council of Administrators and Supervisors is the largest professional organization of school administrators and supervisors on Long Island. For over 50 years, the group has vigorously protected legal rights and served the professional interests of school leaders on Long Island.