Nicholas Jantz Appointed New Principal of Bethpage High School

Nicholas Jantz Appointed New Principal of Bethpage High School

At the April 24 business meeting, the Bethpage Board of Education appointed Nicholas Jantz as the new principal of Bethpage High School, effective July 1. Jantz replaces current Principal Michael Spence, who will assume the role of assistant superintendent for instruction for the district.

Jantz has been the assistant principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School since the fall of 2014. Prior to working in Bethpage, he served as a social studies teacher for 10 years in the East Meadow School District. He has been deeply involved in the entire school program at JFK and the Bethpage school community through his role in supporting students and teachers. While at JFK, he has focused on improving school and community relations and the district’s social and emotional learning.  

“We are pleased to appoint Nicholas Jantz as the next principal of Bethpage High School,” said Board of Education President Michael Kelly. “Since arriving in Bethpage, Mr. Jantz has become an important member of our administrative team, and we look forward to his continued success in this next step in his career at Bethpage.”

Incoming Superintendent of Schools David Schneider added, “Mr. Jantz will be a great asset to our high school and district by now providing that ongoing support to all of our high school students, parents and staff.” 

Jantz holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and secondary education from Saint Peter’s University, a Master of Science in teaching literacy from Touro College, and a school building leader certificate from The College of Saint Rose.