Next Director of Counseling


Dear North Shore Parents, Faculty, and Community Members:

It is with pleasure and enthusiasm that I announce that I will recommend Mr. Daniel Doherty as North Shore’s next Director of Counseling, effective July 8, 2019. Mr. Doherty currently serves as a School Counselor at Herricks High School in the Herricks Public Schools, where he is completing his thirteenth year. His leadership experiences there are both varied and extensive in the areas of college and career preparation, NCAA coordination, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning.  Assistant Superintendent select, Dr. Christopher Zublionis, and I led the in-depth interviewing process along with committees consisting of members of the community, faculty, students, and staff.

Throughout our interview process, Mr. Doherty demonstrated that he will be a confident, focused, calm and thoughtful leader. Time and time again, he spoke to the critical importance of student wellness and independence that would lead towards healthful and successful outcomes.  In his words and actions, he demonstrated that his leadership would be an inclusive, challenging, accessible, and principled one.Dan has worked to bring opportunities to all students of every academic level and background in Herricks. His experiences navigating colleges and universities, including some of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, as well as his ability to advocate for all students, positions him for a very successful entry to North Shore.

Mr. Doherty earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English (2004) from Georgetown University.  In addition, he earned his Master of Science (2007) in school counseling from Long Island University-CW Post Campus, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (2011) from Stony Brook University.

I will recommend the appointment of Mr. Daniel Doherty to the Board of Education on July 11, 2019. As we build and strengthen an articulated K-12 curriculum and set of experiences to support wellness and social-emotional learning, I am excited to bring Dan onto our team to lead this work. Along with Dr. Zublionis, myself, and the entire faculty and staff of North Shore, we look forward to welcoming and supporting Mr. Doherty as he begins his tenure in North Shore. A formal meet and greet will be scheduled.
Very truly yours,

Peter Giarrizzo, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools