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Long Beach Appoints Director of Science

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The Long Beach Public Schools introduces Cristie Tursi as its new Director of Science. She was appointed during the May 12 Board of Education meeting and will commence this role on July 1. The district looks forward to welcoming her to the administrative team and continuing to advance its science programs. 

Ms. Tursi comes to Long Beach from the Rockville Centre Public Schools, where she has taught Physics at South Side High School since 2012. She has also served as the building’s Regents Review Summer School Program Coordinator, National Honor Society advisor, Compact Team member, PTA Curriculum Committee participant and Flipped Classroom Liaison. 

Earlier in her career, Ms. Tursi was on the staff at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she held posts as Assistant to the Associate Dean and Assistant to the Registrar in the Office of Teacher Education. She additionally taught Physics at Regis High School in New York City. 

Ms. Tursi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Fordham University, a Masters of Arts Degree in Secondary School Science Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and Advanced Certificates in Educational Leadership from Long Island University, C.W. Post.