The West Islip community is invited to come to the district offices on Tuesday to meet new superintendent of schools Richard Simon. The "Meet and Greet" reception will be held at the West Islip Schools Michael an Christine Freyer Administration Building, located at 100 Sherman Avenue, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Simon was appointed at the June 10 meeting of the West Islip Board of Education to succeed current superintendent of schools Dr. Beth Virginia Blau, who will be leaving at the end of July.
Simon comes to West Islip from the Cold Spring Harbor School District, where he served as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The Cold Spring Harbor Board of Education accepted his resignation effective as of June 30.
Dr. Blau has been superintendent of schools for West Islip for the past nine years.
The official close of the school year comes this Saturday when the West Islip High School Class of 2010 graduates.