On the night the Board of Education honored Mary Grace Lynch and other retirees, her successor also was appointed.
Adam Javidi, who graduated from Smithtown schools 22 years ago, will assume the role as principal at St. James Elementary this summer.
Javidi has served as assistant principal at Locust Valley Intermediate since August 2019. In that role, he has been the lead administrator responsible for overseeing the safety and daily operations of the third through fifth grades.
Javidi previously served for five years as an assistant principal at P.S. 452 in Manhattan.
He began his career as an elementary school teacher in New York City’s public schools.
Javidi earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Franklin and Marshall College and a masters of science in education degree from Hunter College.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to come back home to the district I grew up in,” Javidi said. “Everyone speaks so highly of Mary Grace Lynch. She’s been there for 20 years. I want to build on everything that she’s developed and continue to make St. James an amazing place to learn and grow.”
Date Added: 4/12/2022