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Welcome Dr. Mary-Ellen Kakalos!

July 10, 2023

The Smithtown Central School District is proud to introduce Dr. Mary-Ellen Kakalos as our new Smithtown Elementary School Principal!

Dr. Kakalos has over 25 years of experience in education. She has served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach and most recently held the role of assistant principal at the Seaford Manor Elementary school. She completed her doctorate last year from St. John’s University with a focus on virtual professional development and adult learning.

"I am looking forward to meeting the students, families, and staff at Smithtown Elementary and to all of the wonderful memories we will create together!" Dr. Kakalos said.

"I am excited to join the Smithtown team and begin the next chapter in my career as the principal of Smithtown Elementary school!"

Dr. Kakalos steps in for Janine Lavery, who retired this past spring.

Dr. Kakalos taking a picture