South Orangetown Central School District

TZHS AP Paul Frisch

The South Orangetown Central School District proudly welcomes Paul Frisch as Tappan Zee High School Assistant Principal! The Board of Education appointed Frisch to the position at its August 23 special meeting, effective September 25.

“We are excited to have Mr. Frisch join our Dutchmen family! He is an innovative instructional leader and has demonstrated his passion for building strong relationships with colleagues, students and families. He will be a wonderful addition to Tappan Zee High School,” said TZHS Principal Melissa Luciano.

A 21-year veteran teacher in the Bedford Central School District, Frisch has served as Secondary Science and Technology Coordinator since 2017. In this role, he led curriculum development to support 6-12 alignment across science, engineering and computer science education; identified and implemented instructional best practices and professional development; coordinated staffing and served as an APPR supervisor and evaluator; monitored student progress and coordinated state testing and data analysis; and, served as the K-12 team leader for computer science and digital fluency implementation. His previous roles include Interim Secondary Coordinator of Mathematics, Dean of Students and Science teacher.

In 2022, Frisch was one of 14 educators nationwide selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching short-term program, which sends expert K-12 educators to support projects in schools, teacher training programs, government ministries and educational community-based organizations. He spent last summer as a teacher-leader and staff developer for science, technology and mathematics faculty at Thoai Ngoc Hau High School for the Gifted in Vietnam’s An Giang province and continues to mentor current and future Fulbright Distinguished Teachers.

Frisch earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Binghamton University, a Master of Arts degree in Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the Bank Street College of Education. He holds an Advanced Certificate for Teaching English to Students of Other Languages from Long Island University and New York State certifications for School District Leader, School Building Leader, Biology (7-12), Chemistry (7-12) and General Science (7-12).