Welcome to Goshen’s new administrators for the 2022-23 school year:
- Kristin Driscoll, principal at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School
- Brent Rosenberger, interim principal at Goshen High School
- George St. Lawrence, director of health, physical education, and athletics
- Denise Tzouganatos, 10-month assistant principal at Goshen High School
- Lorine Van Put-Lamerand, assistant superintendent of business
PRINCIPAL KRISTIN DRISCOLL
Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School
Kristin Driscoll comes to Goshen with years of experience as an elementary school principal; she led the Setauket School on Long Island from July 2016 to June 2019, and then Brinckerhoff Elementary School at the Wappingers School District from July 2019 until she began her position as Scotchtown Avenue principal last month.
“It has always been my dream to lead an elementary school that focuses on early childhood education,” Driscoll said. “I loved teaching kindergarten and believe that making an educational impact on students during their early years can set a strong foundation for success, and develop lifelong learners.”
Driscoll has held many positions throughout her career, including assistant principal, English Language Arts Summer Program Coordinator, kindergarten teacher, fifth grade teacher, Academic Intervention Services teaching assistant, and Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) liaison.
As a leader, Driscoll focuses on building strong relationships and making connections with the children, families, and her faculty and staff, in order to bring out the very best in her students.
“My goal is to collaborate with the staff and families to create a school environment that is positive and supportive,” she said. “It is so important to not only support our children’s educational needs, but their social-emotional needs as well. If students, staff, and families feel positive and safe, then our children will be that much more successful, both in the classroom and our community.”
INTERIM PRINCIPAL BRENT ROSENBERGER
Goshen High School
Brent Rosenberger will serve as interim principal of Goshen High School.
Rosenberger joins the district with more than 30 years in education. He was principal of Special Education at Orange-Ulster BOCES for 21 years, including 7 years at Arden Hill Regional Education Center where he developed and oversaw the Marguerite A. Flood High and Middle Schools, prior to retiring in 2019.
Rosenberger began his career as a physical education teacher at Sullivan County BOCES. His experiences both in the classroom and as a school leader will help guide the high school while a permanent principal position is sought.
During his time at Orange-Ulster BOCES, Rosenberger collaborated with faculty and staff, students, and parents to create a unified team approach and positive learning environment that allows students and faculty to maximize their abilities in order to achieve success.
“My goals are to work with the staff, students, parents and guardians, to ensure a successful start to the 2022-23 school year,” he said. “I look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone in the Goshen High School family, and learning as much as I can about its strengths, as well as what areas need to be developed further.”
DIRECTOR GEORGE ST. LAWRENCE
Health, Physical Education, and Athletics
George St. Lawrence has decades of experience as a physical education teacher, assistant principal, coach, and director of health athletics, and physical education. He spent the majority of his career with the Warwick Valley Central School District, and has also held positions in Valley Central, Monroe-Woodbury, Minisink Valley, and Marlboro.
St. Lawrence retired in 2013 after 32 years, but continued to serve interim positions and as an international football coach, advisor, and scout. He decided to come out of retirement to pursue the position at Goshen Schools.
“This is a great opportunity,” St. Lawrence said. “I have been a Goshen resident and parent since 1981, and I have five children who were well educated through the Goshen school system.”
St. Lawrence looks forward to serving his community as a positive influence, and plans to incorporate a unified approach in the areas of health, physical education, and athletics, to meet the needs of students in grades K-12.
“The department will promote the ‘One Team’ philosophy, incorporating the values of service, integrity, dedication, and cooperation into a professional, student-centered department,” he said.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL DENISE TZOUGANATOS
Goshen High School
Denise Tzouganatos will begin her position as 10-month assistant principal on Sept.1; however, she is no stranger to the district. She resides in Goshen with her family, her children are graduates, and she completed three long term leave replacements at Goshen High School and C. J. Hooker Middle School.
Before becoming an educator, Tzouganatos was a bench chemist in pharmaceuticals. After achieving teaching degrees, she taught chemistry in Belleville, New Jersey, and more recently, both biology and chemistry at Washingtonville High School.
Her positive experiences as both a leave replacement and district parent led her to return to her ‘home’ district as an administrator.
“Goshen has proven to be a supportive haven for our students, not only academically, but also personally,” Tzouganatos said. “Teachers and staff are student-centered with the aim of student success at the forefront. I hope to contribute positively to this amazing team.”
Tzouganatos recognizes the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students, educators, and families, but believes there are more positive times ahead.
“My goal is to bring a strong sense of Goshen Pride to our high school,” she said. “We were – and are – Goshen Strong.”
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT LORINE VAN PUT-LAMERAND
Lorine Van Put-Lamerand began her position as assistant superintendent for business on July 1. She comes to Goshen from Washingtonville Central School District, where she held the assistant superintendent for business position since 2018.
Prior, she served as accountant, tax collector, district treasurer and business administrator at other local districts.
Van Put-Lamerand decided to pursue the assistant superintendent for business position in Goshen mainly because of the district and community’s positive reputation.
“During my 29 years in education, I have always heard wonderful things about the Goshen Central School District,” she said. “The district is high performing, and the entire community is welcoming and embodies the statement that it takes a village to raise a child.”
Van Put-Lamerand is looking forward to our students returning in the fall, and is taking time this summer to establish her goals as the district’s new business official.
“I want to provide the resources that allow the district to continue with current programs and services, move forward and enhance them, and prepare for new ones as well,” she said. “My goal for Goshen is to meet and exceed the needs of all students, while maintaining minimal tax payer impact.”