Dr. Kevin Simmons of Smithtown is the ESSAA 2022 Nassau and Suffolk Region’s Administrator of the Year

The Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association (ESSAA) recently honored Dr. Kevin Simmons, longtime principal of Smithtown High School East, as the Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association (ESSAA) Nassau and Suffolk Region’s 2022 Administrator of the Year on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at their annual awards dinner at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center in Tarrytown, NY.

The CAS selection committee reviewed many experienced and

worthy candidates but ultimately chose Dr. Simmons for his tireless efforts on behalf of his students and staff in the Smithtown Central School District. The award

committee also noted his career-long success as a Social Studies teacher and Administrative Assistant in the Syosset CSD, as well as his many achievements in the Smithtown CSD as the Assistant Principal and Principal at the Nesaquake Middle School, and his service at the highly acclaimed Smithtown High School East for the past six years. In addition, Dr. Simmons has ably served as the President of the Smithtown School Administrators’ Association and as a Vice President of the Council of Administrators and Supervisors. During the award ceremony, CAS President, Skip Voorneveld noted his extraordinary efforts in guiding Smithtown High School East through the recent pandemic and bolstering its well- earned reputation as one of the preeminent high achieving schools in the New York metropolitan area.

On hand for the dinner and award ceremony were ESSAA President, Carol Conklin Spillane, Dr. Simmons wife, Debbie, and his CAS colleagues Tony Laurino, Jim Kassebaum, Mike Starvaggi, Brad Stuhler, and John Nocero.