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High School Principal Update

Posted Date: 5/23/24 (1:40 PM)

May 23, 2024
Dear Mattituck Junior Senior High School Families,
I hope you are doing well. As we approach the end of the school year and plan for the start of another successful school year, I would like to share an update on the appointment of the new high school principal.
Unfortunately, we have been informed by the person approved by the Board of Education to become our next high school principal that he will no longer be able to fulfill that position. His resignation was accepted by the Board during the May 16 board meeting.
I am pleased to announce that Patrick K. Burke will be appointed as our new high school principal by the Board during a Special Meeting of the Board of Education on Tuesday, May 28. His appointment will be effective July 1.
Mr. Burke is a highly experienced educator and effective administrator and has served the Riverhead Central School District for the past 25 years. He is currently serving as principal of Pulaski Street Intermediate School and prior to that served as the assistant principal of Riverhead High School. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with a proven ability to connect with students, staff and families. He is known for his collaborative approach to promote the common goal of improving opportunities and increasing success for all students. He holds a master’s degree in history and a Bachelor of Arts in social science from Stony Brook University. Mr. Burke holds both advanced school district and school building leader permanent certifications. 
I hope you will join in welcoming Mr. Burke to Mattituck High School, our school district and our community.
 Shawn Petretti
Superintendent of Schools