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Central Office Administration

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Dr. Christine Finn, Superintendent

Dr. Christine Finn served as the assistant superintendent of instruction in the Carle Place School District from 2010 to 2015. She has held various building and district positions at the Herricks and Patchogue school districts and was superintendent of the Shelter Island School District. She also has 14 years of classroom experience in the Brentwood UFSD. She holds a doctorate in education from St. John’s University, a professional diploma in education administration, a Master of Science degree in elementary education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English education from LIU Post. Dr. Finn loves to read, hike, and travel to places near and far, especially New York City’s art museums and theaters. She lives in eastern Long Island with her family and an enormous Chocolate Labrador named Phoebe.

Dr. Christine Finn



Eileen Fredericks, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services

Eileen Fredericks has served the district in two roles since her arrival in September 2009 and is proud of the work she has done for both the special education and general education programs. Before coming to Carle Place, Mrs. Fredericks spent 20 years in the Garden City Public Schools as a special education teacher, district chairperson of the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education and assistant director of pupil personnel services. Additionally, she spent seven years teaching preschool students with disabilities. Mrs. Fredericks holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from SUNY College at Buffalo, a master’s degree in special education from CUNY Queens College, and a professional diploma in educational leadership and administration from LIU Post.

Eileen Fredericks

Asst. Supt. for Instruction & Personnel


Ms. DeMartino, District Treasurer Joanna DeMartino joined the Carle Place team in 2020 as the district treasurer and has obtained her New York State school district business leader certification through The College of Saint Rose. She has a Master of Science in accounting and financial management and is a certified public accountant. She gained several years of experience in school district operations and finance while working as an auditor for an accounting firm specializing in school district audits. Ms. DeMartino recognizes the unique role she plays in the district, as she touches each stakeholder in the district in some way in her role as school business official. Her ethical and transparent approach to budget development and financial management has helped the district to earn high ratings from our internal and external auditors. Our school district is the hub of the community, and Ms. DeMartino knows how to make sure that our financial plan for the district gives students everything that they need.

Joanna DeMartino

Asst. Supt. of Business


Philip Molnar, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and PPS Dr. Philip Molnar was appointed as the district’s assistant superintendent for special education and pupil personnel services in 2015. He previously served as a tenured director of special education in the Plainedge School District, as well as the assistant director of special education in the Hauppauge School District. Prior to his work as an administrator, Dr. Molnar was a special education teacher in the Smithtown School District. He received his associate’s degree in early childhood from Suffolk Community College, bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from St. Joseph’s College, master’s degree in reading from Long Island University and a second master’s degree in school administration from Stony Brook University. Dr. Molnar earned his Doctor of Education degree in 2019 from St. John’s University. His dissertation research focused on how students were impacted by a technology-based reading intervention program. When Dr. Molnar is not at work, he spends a great deal of time watching his kids play sports. He enjoys kayaking, fishing and attending classic car shows.

Dr. Philip Molnar

Asst. Supt. for Special Education & PPS