District Appoints New Assistant Principal

Bayport-Blue Point School District will welcome Brian McConaghy as a new assistant principal this fall. Mr. McConaghy assumes the role from Robert Haas, who was appointed principal of the middle school earlier this year, and will begin his work in the district this summer. He has been assigned to Bayport-Blue Point High School, where he will be responsible for overseeing the guidance program and students in grades 10 and 12, as well as for assuming various administrative responsibilities. He was appointed to the role at the district’s May 27 Board of Education meeting.

“In addition to sharing our district’s educational philosophy for providing enhanced opportunities for scholars, Mr. McConaghy is known for making strong connections with the parents and students he works with – a key factor to ensuring students are provided with the support needed to succeed,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vincent Butera. “We are excited to welcome him to our administrative team and are confident he will work well with our high school community.”

Mr. McConaghy comes to BBP from the East Williston Union Free School District, where he served as the secondary chair of social studies since 2013 and a social studies teacher at the Wheatley School from 2003-2013. During his time in East Williston, he worked to create the Wheatley School’s research program, which culminated in the building’s initial entry into National History Day; partnered with others in the Long Island social studies community to develop new programs and initiatives; and effectively planned, implemented and evaluated educational programs. Under his instruction, students earned an average mastery rate of 90 percent on the New York State social studies Regents exam, and 72 percent of students received a score of at least 3 on AP exams.

"I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to join the Bayport-Blue Point High School community,” said Mr. McConaghy. “Throughout the interview process I was very impressed by the culture and atmosphere of Bayport-Blue Point, and I look forward to contributing to the outstanding success of the district."