Cold Spring Harbor Appoints New Superintendent

Jill Gierasch has been appointed superintendent of the Cold Spring Harbor school district.

She will come to the district from Mattituck-Cutchogue system.
Previously, she worked in the Plainview-Old Bethpage district for 10 years, as both deputy superintendent and assistant superintendent of curriculum.
“In both districts, she can be credited for enhancing numerous experiences for students and families including an innovative STEAM curriculum, instituting advanced college and AP coursework at the secondary level, successful literacy and math initiatives k-12, and continuous community and family engagement,” the district announcement said. “Her knowledge of child and curriculum development spans across all learners, grade levels and subjects, with a focus on future-ready skills and high-quality professional development for all staff members.”
She will succeed Robert C. Fenter, who was appointed superintendent in 2016. He is retiring.
The Cold Spring Harbor district said she brings “knowledge of the nuances in the various components of the central office responsibilities include budget development, oversight of capital projects, negotiations, mentoring new administrators, and developing a hiring process that attracts and secures quality candidates. These expertise have led to providing ongoing and enhanced services to students and faculty.”