Ices with the New MS Principal

On August 29th, North Shore Middle School got a special treat as their new Principal  Rob Dennis kicked off the new school year by serving Ralph’s Italian Ices to his in incoming seventh and eighth graders with the help of Assistant Principal Rachel Green and the North Shore Middle School PTSO who sponsored this fun event.

Prior to joining the team at North Shore Middle School, Principal Dennis served as Assistant Principal of Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School (POBMS) as well as the District Chairperson of World Languages and ENL at the POB School District. In his tenure as Assistant Principal at POBMS, Mr. Dennis worked to welcome the very first middle school Hackathon, a middle school STREAM Day event, the implementation of a 1:1 platform utilizing Chromebooks and GAFE accounts, and an educational un-conference for professional development. What a cool way to break the ice with his new students!


Principal Dennis graduated from Providence College with a triple major in Spanish, Italian, and Secondary Education. Later, he earned his MA in Romance Languages from Stony Brook University and finally, an advanced certificate in educational leadership, also from SBU. He taught Spanish, Italian, and Theory of Knowledge at Northport High School and was the coordinator of the IB Extended Essay Program.

At the North Shore School District, Principal Dennis is eager to be a part of a school community that embraces unique opportunities for all learners, promoting appropriate rigor and remediation in order to allow all students to grow and reach their maximal potential. This school year, he will spend time getting to know the NSMS faculty, parent community, and most importantly, the student-body, in order to learn their collective hopes and dreams for the school.

Principal Dennis said, “I am thrilled to be a part of a culture that embraces the E3 (Everyone Matters, Everyone Cares, Everyone Learns) motto and instills within students a passion to deepen our shared values.” Please help us in welcoming Principal Rob Dennis to the North Shore Schools! Article and photos by Shelly Newman

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