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Four new administrators have joined the team at North Babylon

Posted Date: 7/08/24 (11:10 AM)

Four new administrators have joined the team at North Babylon, effective July 1. Laurie Melesh has been named assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services and special education. Nicholas Pei has been appointed coordinator of English as a new language, world and dual languages (K-12), and Jackie Kane will serve as coordinator of elementary curriculum and instruction (prekindergarten-5). Lastly, Charles Schulz has been named coordinator of English Language Arts, reading and library (6-12). 
For the past eight years, Ms. Melesh has served as supervisor of special education at the Mineola School District. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in speech language pathology and audiology from SUNY Cortland and a Master of Science degree in special education from CUNY Hunter. Additionally, she holds certifications in applied behavior analysis, educational leadership and school district leader. 
Mr. Schulz has served as director of English, English as a New Language and library as well as associate principal in Commack School District since 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Buffalo and a Master of Science in education from Hofstra University. He also holds a school district leader certification. 
Ms. Kane has worked in the North Babylon School District as the K-12 technology integration specialist and then as the elementary technology integration specialist for the last eight years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The University of Scranton and a master’s degree in instructional technology from Chestnut Hill College. 
Mr. Pei possesses 13 years of experience related to educating multilingual learners in the New York City Department of Education and North Babylon School District. He has been an English as a New Language Teacher at Parliament Place Elementary School since 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Maryland and master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. He also holds a master’s of education in school leadership and TESOL from Touro College.