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Daniel Danbusky - The new Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School principal

The Board of Education is pleased to announce the unanimous decision to appoint Daniel Danbusky as the new Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School principal, effective July 2021. Community residents were invited to meet Mr. Danbusky during a Meet and Greet held on Wednesday, June 16, at the Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School, along with teachers and staff.

“After conducting a thorough search, we are thrilled to welcome Dan Danbusky to our school district,” Board of Education President Amelia Brogan said. “We strongly believe Dan possesses the experience, professional leadership skills, and vision to build upon our current achievements and lead our high school students to their next level of success.”

Prior to joining the district, Mr. Danbusky served the Northport-East Northport School District from 2012 to the present. He first served as Northport High School Assistant Principal from 2012-2015 and then as Principal from 2015 to the present. While principal, he worked closely with administrators and department chairpersons/directors to develop and implement innovative instructional initiatives and course pathways that included the growth and expansion of Advanced Placement course offerings as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Before serving in Northport-East Northport, he served the Brentwood School District from 2009-2012 as a teacher on special assignment and Dean of Students.

Mr. Danbusky earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Arts degree in teaching from Union College in Schenectady, a certificate of advanced study in education from the College of Saint Rose and NYS Certification in school building leadership and secondary social studies.

“I want to thank the Board of Education for their support and confidence,” Mr. Danbusky said. “I am looking forward to completely immersing myself into the high school community and meeting with the staff, students and parents. I am very impressed by the success that has already been achieved and I believe that together we can provide new opportunities for our students to achieve even greater success in the future.”