Scott Payne has been named executive director of curriculum and instruction, effective Oct. 6. Most recently, Payne served as principal of the Junior High School, a position he has held since 2008. Daniel McKeon has been appointed the new Junior High School principal, effective Oct. 17.
Payne began his career in the district in 2001 as the assistant principal of the Junior High School. Prior to that, Payne held various teaching and administrative positions at North Shore High School, the Green Vale School, LIU Post and Columbia University.
Payne holds a bachelor of science in biology from Stony Brook University, a master’s degree in science education from Columbia University and a professional diploma in supervision and administration form Stony Brook University. He is currently pursuing a doctor of education degree in educational supervision and administration at St. John’s University.