By Stefanie Sadocha
Oyster Bay High School welcomed new faculty members to the district this fall. Among them, Mrs. Rebecca Menuzzo is pleased to be the new Middle Level Assistant Principal. Mrs. Menuzzo is dedicated to maintaining a positive environment for both students and faculty.
Originally from Merrick, Long Island, Menuzzo attended Nassau Community College and Long Island University, where she received her Undergraduate Degree in English Education. She then continued her education at Queens College, where she received her Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Mrs. Menuzzo also has a second Master’s Degree from the American College of Education in Administration.
Her career has evolved since she began teaching thirteen years ago. Mrs. Menuzzo comes from the Carle Place Central School District, where she was a middle level ELA teacher and summer school administrator. After initially thinking she would be a teacher forever, she discovered the wonderful opportunities within the administrative community.
“I learned that things don’t have to stay the same way, and that sometimes you can be presented with challenges and you can grow from them. You then realize that there are other opportunities out there,” shares the new AP.
Mrs. Menuzzo is excited to continue building a positive learning environment within the Oyster Bay community. She shares that her main goal is “to create a place where everyone can do their best work.” Additionally, she would like to help enhance the middle level experience.
Mrs. Menuzzo loves working with middle level students due to their fun energy and optimism. She acknowledges that middle school is a tough age, and she wants to provide students with the support they need to grow.
Outside of school, Mrs. Menuzzo loves art and can be found practicing creative writing or reading a good book. She is married, and she has two children and a puppy. Her son, Ari, 6, and her daughter, Amelia, 4, “help her to be a good administrator because they need lots of patience and guidance.”
Mrs. Menuzzo is excited for her journey here in Oyster Bay, and she is eager to make a positive impact on students. Welcome, Mrs. Menuzzo!