Cameron Takes Over as Principal at Commack Road


Commack Road has a new principal, James Cameron, who will take over on July 1 from Acting Principal Brian McCarthy.

Since February 2014, Cameron has served with distinction as the assistant principal of Islip Middle School. Prior to joining Islip, Cameron taught seventh and eighth grades at the Walter Ward School in Queens for seven years, and also served as a staff developer and professional development organizer for that school. He began his teaching career in 2003 in the Brentwood School District, working as a permanent substitute and teaching assistant at the Frank J. Cannon Southeast Elementary and East Kindergarten Center.

A resident of East Northport, Cameron earned his bachelor’s degree in childhood education at Five Towns College, his master’s degree in education at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and his advanced certificates in educational leadership from Queens College.

“I am thrilled and excited to be selected as the leader of Commack Road Elementary,” said Cameron. “As principal, I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that all children flourish and succeed at CRES and in life.”