Woodhull Intermediate School Principal Scott Oshrin. (Darin Reed photo.)

Scott Oshrin Takes on New Challenge at Woodhull School

Woodhull Intermediate School Principal Scott Oshrin. (Darin Reed photo.)

August 6, 2021

Scott Oshrin likes a good challenge so Southdown Primary School’s longtime principal has decided to seize upon a new opportunity and assume responsibilities as Woodhull Intermediate School’s educational leader.

Mr. Oshrin has been working hard to lay the groundwork for an excellent year for students, faculty and staff. He had been Southdown’s principal since July 1, 2014.

“Mr. Oshrin has done a terrific job in creating a welcoming and educationally productive environment at Southdown,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “He is looking forward to taking the reins at Woodhull and will undoubtedly continue his Huntington success, and that of his students and staff, at the intermediate level.”

Mr. Oshrin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at Ithaca College in December 2004 and a Master of Science in elementary education at Dowling College in August 2006. He obtained state certification as an administrator through Stony Brook University in August 2012.

“I am very excited for the start of the 2021/22 school year as the new principal of Woodhull Intermediate School,” Mr. Oshrin said. “I have spent a great deal of time this summer learning all about the amazing instructional programs and offerings that take place in our school. I look forward to classrooms full of excited students and teachers as the school year is set to begin next month.”

Prior to coming to Huntington, Mr. Oshrin served as assistant principal of Birch Elementary School in the Merrick School District for three years. He spent five years as a classroom teacher and as a math and reading academic intervention services teacher at James H. Vernon Elementary School in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District.

Mr. Oshrin was the principal of the 2012 summer special education program at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Oyster Bay-East Norwich. He also served as the varsity tennis coach, JV boys’ basketball coach and seventh grade girls’ softball coach during his time in the district.

Early in his career, Mr. Oshrin worked as a second and sixth grade leave replacement teacher in Hauppauge at Pines Elementary School and Hauppauge Middle School.

Mr. Oshrin is an active member in a number of professional learning organizations. He currently serves as vice president of the Suffolk County Elementary Principals Association. He is also president of District School Principals Association, the professional organization of Huntington UFSD’s administrators. He is always searching for new ways to engage students and families to make learning meaningful and relevant. 

Proud to continue his career in the Huntington School District as the principal of Woodhull Intermediate School, Mr. Oshrin looks forward to building new relationships with the community.