The district is pleased to announce that the Board of Education unanimously appointed Kevin J. Bernier as Earl L. Vandermeulen High School’s new assistant principal during a meeting on August 11. Mr. Bernier will officially begin his work in the district on August 24.

“We are certain that Mr. Bernier, who comes to us with years of administrative experience, will serve our district well and help to ensure that all of our students receive the personalized, rigorous education that our community has come to expect,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert.

Prior to joining the Port Jefferson School District, Mr. Bernier was employed by the William Floyd School District, where he has worked since 2001. Most recently, he served as the assistant principal at William Floyd High School and a district CTE administrator. His professional background also includes 12 years of teaching experience in the area of English on the secondary level.

Mr. Bernier holds a Bachelors Degree from Long Island University and a professional diploma for educational administration and a Masters in English from Dowling College. He is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Council for the Teachers of English.
In his new role, Mr. Bernier will serve along side high school Principal Christine Austen, who previously served the district as the Pre-K-12 assistant principal.