New Administrators Appointed

Prior to the new school year, members of the Board of Education appointed Benjamin Roberts as principal of Landing Elementary School, Alexa Doeschner as assistant principal of Glen Cove High School and Allison Hernandez as the district’s director of special education.

Roberts comes to the district from the Shenendehowa Central School District, where he was principal of Arongen Elementary School for five years. He also served as assistant principal of Watervliet Elementary School in the Watervliet City School District from 2007-2009. Prior to his administrative positions, Roberts was employed for seven years as a fifth-grade teacher in the South Colonie Central School District. He holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary/early secondary education with a concentration in social studies from SUNY Cortland, a Master of Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University and a School District Administrator certificate from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.       

Doeschner is a Glen Cove resident who most recently served as assistant principal and testing and technology coordinator at Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn. In her role at Sunset Park, Doeschner facilitated grade-level team leaders as well as instructional lead teachers. She also developed curricula, handled disciplinary matters, conducted observations and worked with community members to ensure educational success for students. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Columbia University, a Master of Science in teaching from Pace University and a School Building Leader certificate from Columbia University’s Summer Principal’s Academy. Doeschner also studied medicine at St. George’s University Medical School from 2006-2008.

Prior to her appointment as the district’s director of special education, Hernandez was assistant superintendent of special education in the Hempstead Public Schools for two years and director of special education in the Wyandanch Union Free School District from 2006-2013. She also served as assistant principal at Glen Cove’s Robert M. Finley Middle School from 2004-2006. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Hofstra University, a Master of Arts in special education from Stony Brook University, and School District Administrator and School Administrator & Supervisor certificates from LIU Post.