Kate Caporusso makes move from Bellmore-Merrick schools to new role in North Merrick


The North Merrick School District has a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel, Kate Caporusso.

Caporusso has served the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District since 1998, where she has worked in many different roles. She began her career as a social studies teacher at Calhoun High School in 1998 and later served as the assistant principal of the summer school program before becoming the district’s social studies department chairperson. Previously she served as the assistant principal at Merrick Avenue Middle School since 2019.

“I’ve spent 24 years in Bellmore-Merrick schools, and I’m honored to continue giving back to the community that has given me so much in return,” Caporusso said. “To have the opportunity to serve the children and families of North Merrick is so exciting.”

Caporusso earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Loyola College, and a Master of Science degree in Social Studies and Secondary Education from Queens College.

She also has a School District and School Building Administration Certification from Queens College.

Caporusso feels her experience, knowledge and perspective, will be able to serve her well in North Merrick.

“I feel that my experience in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District gave me a unique perspective on the K-12 experience of the North Merrick student. I’m familiar with the foundational skills the students need to be successful,” Caporusso said.

Caporusso replaces Jaclyn Guidice, who served in the assistant superintendent role for the last 2 years.

North Merrick Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Seniuk said she thrilled to have Caporusso join the North Merrick family, as a new leader in the district.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kate into the North Merrick family,” Seniuk said. “Her prior experience at Merrick Avenue will prove invaluable in helping our own students transition into middle school.”

Caporusso hopes that the own experiences can further aid the students and make their transition between schools easier.

“I hope to be able to draw on my experiences and relationships I have cultivated over my years at the secondary level, to further support and enhance the articulation and transition for students between the two districts,” Caporusso said. 

Caporusso knows that overseeing these specific areas comes with a lot of responsibility to continue to foster academic excellence, promote student growth and supporting the professional development of educators.

“I think North Merrick is a district that supports students academically, socially and emotionally,” she said. “They focus on the whole child and I look forward to being part of the team that makes that happen for kids in North Merrick.”