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West Middle Island Welcomes New Assistant Principal

West Middle Island Welcomes New Assistant Principal

The Longwood Central School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Liza M. Carfora as the new assistant principal at West Middle Island Elementary School. Ms. Carfora replaces Elisabeth Finck, who retired last year.

“Ms. Carfora is a driven, compassionate, and knowledgeable educator who puts students first,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lohman. “I am confident that she will be an excellent addition to the WMI family and help to continue working collaboratively with our staff and parents to meet our collective goals.”

Ms. Carfora joins the Longwood School community with more than 20 years of experience as an educator. Since 2013, Ms. Carfora has worked at the New York City Department of Education PS 295, where she served as a first and fourth-grade teacher. In that capacity, Ms. Carfora focused on community building, pioneered mixed-age integrated classes, developed and led the first diversity, equity, and inclusion team, and created a school-wide curriculum framework to engage all stakeholders. Ms. Carfora also served as a third-grade teacher at P.S. 397, P.S. 96, and PS 155.

“The Longwood School community has given me the warmest welcome,” said Ms. Carfora. “I am truly humbled to serve as assistant principal at West Middle Island and work with such an inspiring, dedicated, and innovative network of educators. I am truly looking forward to a wonderful school year ahead.”

Ms. Carfora earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from New York University, her Master of Science in Education from City University of New York: Queens College, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy Studies from Hofstra, and a Master of Education, Progressive Leadership from Bank Street. She is also a graduate of the Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program (L.E.A.P)  from the NYC Department of Education.