Corey McNamara was named the new principal of Elwood-John H. Glenn High School, effective Sept. 12. He replaces Carisa Burzynski, who will be the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Babylon School District. McNamara’s appointment was announced at Elwood’s Sept. 1 board meeting.
McNamara served as John Glenn’s assistant principal since July 2018. He previously worked for 14 years as an assistant principal, dean of students, coach and health educator in the Valley Stream Central High School District.
A Levittown resident, he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education at LIU Post, a master’s degree in health education at Hofstra University and his district leadership certification at Stony Brook University.
“My goal as an educator has always been to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment where all students can feel connected and comfortable while striving to reach their fullest potential,” McNamara said. “As principal, it is my plan to continue working towards this goal and along the trajectory that we have been on over the past several years in Elwood and at John H. Glenn High School when guiding our students towards being future ready.”
“Mr. McNamara has met and exceeded all of the qualities necessary to take this next step in his career to serve our high school students and faculty,” Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert said. “He is the best person to assume the role of instructional leader as we continue the ‘race for excellence’ at John Glenn High School.”