Superintendent's Welcome

  • SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
    Donna Jones, Ed.D.

    I am humbled and honored to now serve as the Superintendent of Schools and am grateful to the Board of Education for their confidence in me! I will continue to work collaboratively as Superintendent in order to move initiatives, programs and projects forward for the benefit of students, staff and the community.

    I have worked in the field of education for over twenty-six years. During that time, I have faithfully served districts in roles ranging from District Treasurer/Accountant up to and including Superintendent of Schools. Although the majority of my experiences are in the area of leading and managing business operations, I also have a great deal of experience in managing Human Resource Departments as well as labor relations.

    I have entered my tenth year of service to the Patchogue-Medford School District and have found it to be a phenomenal district where the Board of Education, administrators, teachers, staff, and residents truly care about students and their community. It is gratifying and refreshing to work for a district where stakeholders work collaboratively for the greater good and it certainly encourages me to strive for additional ways to provide my overall support.

    It is my desire to utilize my skillsets in order to provide innovative and creative opportunities for all. Through the ebbs and flows of the year to come, my goal will be to understand, learn, collaborate and model excellence and my guide, in doing so, will be my Education Credo which is:

    I believe in educating the Whole Child.

    I believe that all children can learn regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status or disability.

    I believe that high quality instruction provided by a nurturing teacher has the greatest impact on student academic success.

    I believe that it is my responsibility to provide equitable access to a quality education for all students.

    I believe that all children require social and emotional supports for success.

    I believe that it takes a village to raise a child.

    I believe in the power of student voice and choice in developing confidence and self-esteem in all children.

    I believe that there are multiple pathways to graduation.

    I believe that I have a moral and professional obligation to carry out the tenets of my Education Credo for the benefit of the students, staff, District and community.

    I look forward to continuing to move our District onward and upward together!

  • Our Vision

    The Patchogue-Medford Family’s vision is to inspire curiosity and confidence; and through creative learning opportunities, we’ll cultivate talents, so our students and staff can realize their unique potential.

    Our Mission

    The Patchogue-Medford Family’s mission is to provide diverse pathways and enrichment opportunities that will lead to meaningful learning experiences for all students

    If you have any questions, please call me at 631-687-6380. 

Dr. Hynes