On August 21, 2017, Dr. Peter Giarrizzo commences in the leadership role of the North Shore School District as the Superintendent of Schools. He most recently served in the same position at Pelham Public Schools since July 2013, a District in Westchester County widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest. Prior to being named Superintendent, he was Pelham’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Personnel for two years. Immediately prior to his work in Pelham, he was the Deputy Superintendent in the Elmsford Schools.
A Long Island native, Dr. Giarrizzo began his career in education at Valley Stream where he was a special education teacher and an English teacher at the middle school level. He assumed the role of Chairperson of Special Education at Valley Stream North High School in 2000. He then served successive terms, first as Director of Pupil Services at Cold Spring Harbor and later as Director of Instructional Services at Mount Pleasant in Westchester County.
Dr. Giarrizzo received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Rutgers University. His dissertation is titled “With Liberty and Justice for All: A Case Study in the Enactment of Rawlsian Social Justice at Lafayette High School.” He received his Masters of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Long Island University and his Bachelor in Science degree in Education from SUNY Geneseo.
When not in our schools working, you’ll find Peter striving to improve his tennis game, baking at home, or traveling the Tri-state area and beyond as a cello and/or hockey dad with his family.
Please help us warmly welcome Superintendent Dr. Peter Giarrizzo to the North Shore Schools. His office is located at the district’s Central Office at 112 Franklin Avenue in Sea Cliff. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow Dr. Giarrizzo on twitter @PeterGiarrizzo "Discovering Your Dreams." In addition, he will be writing a school blog titled “Viewpoints of a Viking: Thoughts on Teaching, Learning, and All Things North Shore” that could be found on the new North Shore Schools website at www.northshoreschools.org.