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New Administrators Ready for the New School Year

The Garden City School District’s leadership team has undergone some significant changes, which include welcoming some familiar faces to some new positions.


Nanine McLaughlin, who had served as principal at Garden City High School for 11 years, joins the central office team as the district’s assistant superintendent for human resources and leadership development.


Filling the vacancy created by Ms. McLaughlin’s appointment is Kevin Steingruebner, who has been appointed as interim high school principal. Mr. Steingruebner has served as assistant principal at the high school for the past 10 years. He had also served as a dean of students and athletic director prior to coming to Garden City.


Dr. Eric Nezowitz is the new interim principal at the middle school. He joins the district from Plainedge Public Schools, where he had served as the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Dr. Nezowitz also has prior experience as an elementary principal and assistant principal.


In July, Mandi Stefankiewicz, who has 17 years of experience as a school psychologist at Garden City High School, was named the school’s assistant principal for guidance. In June, Martin Malone was appointed assistant principal at the high school. Mr. Malone had served as an interim assistant principal at Garden City Middle School and as interim assistant principal/consultant at Stewart School.


“We look forward to another successful year,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kusum Sinha. “As we prepare to welcome back students, we are excited about our new administrators and the valuable roles they will play in helping our students and staff continue to thrive.”


Pictured from left to right are Dr. Nezowitz, Ms. McLaughlin, Mr. Steingruebner, Ms. Stefankiewicz and Mr. Malone.


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