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Science Teacher Joining Massapequa High School Leadership Team

Michael Brzezinski, an experienced science teacher in the Massapequa School District, is joining the administrative team at Massapequa High School on July 1 as the Executive Assistant to the Principal. He is replacing Michael Quigley, who is retiring.

Mr. Brzezinski came to the district in 2005 as a science teacher at Berner Middle School, then moved to the high school in 2006, where he has primarily taught biology, anatomy and physiology, and marine science. He has also taken on several leadership roles including as assistant coach of the varsity lacrosse team, member of the Shared Decision Making Committee and coordinator of the summer recreation program and summer sports skills camps. Earlier this year, he accompanied two students to the Long Island Regional Student Leadership Forum.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine from LIU Post, a master’s degree in science education from New York University and his administrative certificate from Stony Brook University. The married father of two resides in Huntington.

In moving from the science wing to the general office, Mr. Brzezinski joins the administrative team of Principal Barbara Lowell, fellow Executive Assistant to the Principal Deja Murphy and deans of students John Musmacker and Kenneth Wing. His responsibilities will include oversight of extracurricular activities, management and administration of Advanced Placement exams, and coordination of major events like homecoming, prom and graduation. He will also take over as chairman of the Shared Decision Making Committee, a group of administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents.

As Massapequa works to develop its Portrait of a Graduate, Mr. Brzezinski welcomes his expanded leadership role in helping the district fulfill its vision and mission.

“My goal is to support the students, teachers and all of the other stakeholders in our community,” he said. “I will bring a collaborative and cooperative approach, and will have an open-door policy. I’m looking forward to being more involved in the milestone events for our students and giving them the best possible high school experience.”