Valley Stream, N.Y. (July 2021) – The Valley Stream Central High School District (VSCHSD) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Robin Small as the new Interim Principal and Fabian Jara as the new Interim Assistant Principal of North High School. Dr. Small was previously the Assistant Principal of North High and Mr. Jara was serving as North High’s Dean of Students prior to this recent appointment.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Small and Mr. Jara serve in these leadership positions at North High School,” said Dr. Wayne Loper, Acting Superintendent of the Valley Stream Central High School District. “We are certain that their familiarity with our District, North High’s staff and student body, and their proven track record of administrative excellence will continue to advance the exceptional educational experience offered at North High School.”
"I am grateful for the opportunity to lead Valley Stream North's faculty and staff to ensure the success of all of our students,” said Dr. Small. “As an educator passionate about equal educational opportunities for all children, I am excited to take on this new role in the VSCHSD community.”
Dr. Small has been a valued educator in the VSCHSD since 2007, working as a special education teacher and department chairperson for special education prior to assuming the assistant principal position at North in 2018. Dr. Small earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology, and her master of science in education degree from the City College of New York. Dr. Small also earned master of science degrees in education from Mercy College and community health from Long Island University. Dr. Small holds an advanced certification as a school district leader from Queens College and recently attained her doctorate in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College.
Mr. Jara came to the VSCHSD in 2005 as a Spanish teacher. In 2017, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Jara was appointed Dean of Students at North High School. Over the course of Mr. Jara’s 16 years with the District, he has also coached and supervised various sports and athletic events, provided professional development workshops for teachers related to incorporating technology in instruction, and served as Dean of Students in the District’s summer school program.
"I am very excited to take on the role of Assistant Principal of Valley Stream North High School, the very place that has been my home away from home for the past 16 years,” said Mr. Jara. “I look forward to assisting Dr. Small in achieving her vision for the school with compassion, reflection, and consistency, and working with our building’s fantastic team of educators and staff who always place our students first.”
For more information about the Valley Stream Central High School District, please visit the District’s website at https://www.vschsd.org and like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ValleyStreamCentralhighSchoolDistrict/