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Central Office Administration

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Dr. Christine Finn, Superintendent

Christine Finn is delighted to be back at Carle Place as Superintendent of Schools. A lifelong learner, Dr. Finn recognizes the power of education to help individuals to realize their full potential as students and as members of society. The Carle Place Strategic Plan highlights five areas that will be important to our district moving forward: Program, Positive Culture, Professional Practice, Process and Planning. These areas respectively comprise our instructional and academic plans, our belief that our schools must be safe and supportive, our commitment to hiring the very best people, and our meticulous attention to ensuring that we do all of these things in a fiscally responsible manner. Dr. Finn considers it a privilege to complete this important work in partnership with over 400 staff members and a highly dedicated School Board.

Dr. Finn served as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction here from 2010 to 2015 and has held various building and district positions at the Herricks and Patchogue school districts, and was Superintendent of the Shelter Island School District. She also has 14 years of classroom experience in the Brentwood UFSD. She holds a Doctorate in Education from St. John’s University, a professional diploma in education administration, a Master of Science degree in elementary education and Bachelor of Arts degree in English education from LIU Post. Dr. Finn loves to read, hike, and travel to places near and far, especially New York City’s art museums and theaters. She lives in eastern Long Island with her family and an enormous Chocolate Labrador named Phoebe.

Dr. Christine Finn



Eileen Fredericks, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services

Eileen Fredericks has served the district in two roles since her arrival in September 2009 and is proud of the work she has done for both the special education and general education programs. As Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, Mrs. Fredericks expanded the special class environments in each building and established the life skills program in the MS/HS. Since her arrival she has worked closely with the principals to increase the use of research based and proven instructional methodologies in both reading and math. As Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel she continues this work in all buildings through the development of Response to Intervention procedures.

Mrs. Fredericks spearheaded a yearlong deep dive into the research of Mind Brain Education including a faculty study of the book Neuroteach providing our staff knowledge of how the brain functions, how children learn and how best to plan lessons to maximize learning. In her personnel role, Mrs. Fredericks strives to recruit and train highly qualified candidates to further the goals of the Strategic Plan. Mrs. Fredericks plans and executes ongoing professional development programs such as the New Teacher Academy, the district Mentoring Program and an annual retreat for the administrative team. Mrs. Fredericks has reconvened the district Professional Development Committee charged with updating the district plan for the provision of professional development based in district goals and other drivers.

Before coming to Carle Place, Mrs. Fredericks spent 20 years in the Garden City school district as a special education teacher, District Chairperson of the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education and Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services. Additionally, she spent seven years teaching preschool students with disabilities. Mrs. Fredericks holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from SUNY College at Buffalo, a Master’s degree in Special Education from CUNY Queens College, and a Professional Diploma in Educational Leadership and Administration from LIUPost.

Eileen Fredericks

Asst. Superintendent
for Instruction and Personnel             


Ms. DeMartino, District Treasurer Ms. DeMartino has a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management and is a certified public accountant. She gained several years of experience in school district operations and finance while working as an auditor for an accounting firm specializing in school district audits. Ms. DeMartino joined the Carle Place team in 2020 as the District Treasurer and has obtained her NYS School District Business Leader certification through the College of Saint Rose. Ms. DeMartino recognizes the unique role she plays in the district, as she touches each stakeholder in the district in some way in her role as School Business Official. Her ethical and transparent approach to budget development and financial management has helped the district to earn high ratings from our internal and external auditors. Our school district is the hub of the community and Ms. DeMartino knows how to make sure that our financial plan for the district gives students everything that they need.

Joanna DeMartino

Asst. Superintendent of Business


Philip Molnar, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and PPS Philip Molnar was appointed as the Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and PPS for the Carle Place School District in 2015. His prior administrative experience includes serving as a tenured Director of Special Education in the Plainedge School District, as well as, the Assistant Director of Special Education in the Hauppauge School District. Prior to his work as an administrator, Dr. Molnar served as a special education teacher in the Smithtown School District at the secondary level during the school year while during the summer, he worked in the district’s Special Education summer school program at the elementary level. Dr. Molnar received his Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Suffolk Community College, Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from St. Joseph’s College, Master’s Degree in Reading from Long Island University and a second Master’s Degree in School Administration from Stony Brook University. Dr. Molnar earned his Doctor of Education degree in 2019 from St. John’s University. His dissertation research focused on how students were impacted by a technology based reading intervention program. When Dr. Molnar is not at work, he spends a great deal of time watching his kids play sports. He enjoys kayaking, fishing and attending classic car shows.
Dr. Philip Molnar

Asst. Superintendent
for Special Education
and Pupil Personnel Services