The North Shore Schools Education Board appointed Megan McCormack as the interim principal of Sea Cliff Elementary School on Thursday evening.
McCormack takes over for Jeanette Wojcik, who resigned from her post after three years to take a position in another school system.
McCormack has worked as a teacher within the district for 10 years. She also coaches the girls’ lacrosse team at North Shore High School.
Prior to the vote on her appointment, both President Dave Ludmar and Superintendent Christopher Zublionis praised her.
Zublionis described her as a “visionary.. He said she has influenced many of her pupils and colleagues through her professional development skills.
“During the time of the pandemic and online learning, [she] somehow balanced online learning, which so many of us cringed at,” he said. “But she kept it really healthy and intellectual and created great opportunities for our elementary remote students in particular.”
Zublionis said she has a talent for connecting with students and their parents. He noted she has done so much for the community and many are unaware of it.
Ludmar shared Zublionis’ point of view. He said the board is excited about her appointment.
He also described how he and McCormack first met on the Guidance Review Committee.
“I didn’t know who anyone was. It was my first committee work,” he said. “You’re an observer. You understand when to listen, when to contribute — you have so much to contribute. I’ve certainly gotten to know you pretty well and I look forward to getting to know you better.”