Meet Christopher Patronaggio, New Administrative Dean at Walt Whitman

“I’m here to help our students have the best experience they can while at Walt Whitman.” - Christopher Patronaggio
“I’m here to help our students have the best experience they can while at Walt Whitman.” - Christopher Patronaggio

Mr. Patronaggio comes to us from the South Country School District, a district with similar demographics as our own, but about half the size. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics with an Adolescent Education Concentration and Religious Studies from St. Joseph’s College and then continued there for a Master’s Degree in Adolescent Special Education with an Annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities.

At South Country, Chris coached the JV Basketball and Middle School Baseball teams, but has put coaching on the shelf, as his new position, coupled with a 9-month old son, leaves little time for anything else. Chris brings a wealth of other experiences to South Huntington, including acting as Advisor to the ‘Athletes Helping Others’ club at Bellport High School.  This was a student athlete group committed to community service initiatives, including the Special Olympics, and their ‘Polar Plunge,’ a highly successful fundraiser run by the student athletes at Bellport High.

“I’m a people person, so the constant interaction with everyone is great,” said Chris. “I’m here to help our students have the best experience they can while at Walt Whitman. They have a bright future and I want keep them moving in the right direction, and to be the best they can.”

Chris wants our parents to know that: “Open relationships and constant communication helps to build relationships that benefit our kids here at Whitman.”

Feel free to call Chris about any concerns or questions you may have at (631) 812-3915 or you may email him at: CPatronaggio@shufsd.org

Welcome Aboard Christopher Patronaggio!