The Locust Valley Central School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Janine Sampino, the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. She was officially appointed on June 7 during a special meeting of the Locust Valley Board of Education.
Dr. Janine Sampino has more than 20 years of experience as an administrator. Most recently, she served as the assistant superintendent of the Rockville Centre Schools where she was responsible for important duties such as working with the superintendent on all K-12 educational programs, maintaining rigorous graduation requirements, supervising and evaluating staff, and analyzing data for instructional trends.
Prior to her role as assistant superintendent, Dr. Sampino served as the curriculum coordinator/director for K-12 in the Rockville Centre Schools for more than 10 years. At the start of her career, she was a teacher in three different schools and eventually progressed to an administrative intern/professional developer for Nassau BOCES.
Dr. Sampino attended Hofstra University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and psychology. She then attended St. John’s University where she earned her Master of Education degree in reading. Dr. Sampino continued her education at the College of New Rochelle where she received her Master of Education degree in educational administration and her Certificate of Staff Development. She later attended St. John’s University again where she earned her Doctor of Education degree in instructional leadership.
Dr. Sampino went through a rigorous application and interview process before being appointed as Locust Valley’s new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. She was among 70 applicants for the position and successfully displayed her leadership skills, knowledge and abilities through cabinet and board interviews, committee interviews with administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and presentations.
“It feels wonderful to be appointed to Locust Valley as the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction,” Dr. Sampino said. “I am looking forward to working with Dr. Graham, the Locust Valley staff, board of education and the school community on district goals. I love to be part of a collaborative team and I feel Locust Valley is the perfect place to build relationships and support student growth and achievement.”