Messages from our Assistant Principals

  • Dear Parents,

    Welcome to South Middle School for the 2019-2020 school-year. I am both honored and grateful to be serving as one of your assistant principals. The Great Neck School District and the South Middle School community are incredible places filled with wonderful opportunities and inspirational people. I consider myself lucky to be a part of this family.

    As I navigate through this website, I have discovered that it contains a wealth of information and should serve as a resource for everyone involved with South Middle School.

    If you should see me at any school events, or around the community, do not hesitate to come up to me and say hello. Please feel free to contact me at any time and for any reason. 

    With Gratitude,

    Leonard DiBiase

    Assistant Principal

  • Welcome to the start of a new and exciting school year. I hope you enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating summer. It is with great pride and excitement that I continue to be a member of the South Middle Family in my new role as Assistant Principal. During the past 7 years I have had the opportunity to work closely with South Middle parents, students, and staff and am always amazed by their continued support in facilitating the growth of our school. The home and school connection is a critical component to student success, and in my new role as Assistant Principal I hope to make these connections even stronger. The incredible staff of South Middle is committed to fostering the success of your child’s social, emotional, and academic success. The middle school years are an exciting time when children embark on a new journey into the world of learning. I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Cartolano, Mr. DiBiase, the South Middle staff, and you to improve our school environment. Together we will look for exciting and innovative ways to create a positive school culture for all. Thank you in advance for welcoming me into this new role, and I look forward to meeting you.



    Ryan Nadherny,

    Assistant Principal



Assistant Principal Leonard DiBiase

Assistant Principal Ryan Nadherny