Sag Harbor Appoints Pierson Assistant Principal As Director of Pupil Personnel Services


The Sag Harbor School Board on Tuesday night appointed the Pierson Middle/High School assistant principal to become the district’s director of pupil personnel services, beginning July 1.

Barbara Gershman-Berkermus will be paid an annual base salary of $150,000. She replaces Dr. Lisa Scheffer, who is leaving on May 31 to accept a job in the same position in Port Jefferson, nearer her home.

Ms. Gershman-Bekermus, of East Quogue, has served in her current post since August 2006. Prior to that, she taught special education in the Sag Harbor district for 14 years, as well as for brief stints in the early 1990s at the Quogue School and the Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Westhampton.

A past president of the Teacher Association of Sag Harbor, she holds a certificate of advanced studies from Long Island University, C.W. Post and a master’s degree in special education from the same school.

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