(718) 734-3280 ext. 2024
Jonathan Metzler, Assistant Principal
718-734-3280 Ext 2910
Jonathan Metzler has been an educator for 13 years. He started his educational career at Cobble Hill School of American Studies in Brooklyn where he was a math teacher, a dean, the athletic director and the baseball coach. He was a member of The New York City Teaching fellows and graduated from Pace University with a Masters in Teaching. His path to administration began in the CITE program and he received his Advanced Certificate as a School Building Leader in 2012 from The College of St. Rose.
Before becoming an educator, he spent 11 years working on Wall Street in various capacities. He worked as an Equity Trader, was an Associate at a hedge fund and as an Assistant Portfolio Manager. Prior to that, he attended the University of Vermont and received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Management. He then received a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from Baruch College. However, Mr. Metzler knew that Wall Street wasn't the place for him, his father was a math teacher for 43 years, and he knew he would follow in his father's footsteps. A career in education was where he was headed
As an Assistant Principal at Rockaway Park HS, Mr. Metzler oversees the Beach Channel Educational Campus Safety Committee and is a BRT member. He supervises the Math Department, the Safety and Discipline Program at the school and, because of his background in finance, helps manage the school budget.
(718) 734-3280 ext. 2911
Dinah Gieske is an accomplished educational professional with twenty-five years of expertise in administration and teaching, and experience and background in curriculum planning and professional development. She attended SUNY Purchase and majored in Political Science, and then got her Master Degree at Boston University where she worked with Howard Zinn to learn to teach high school social studies. She spent ten years in the Bronx teaching at a small high school and then worked as a consultant with the New York City schools coaching teachers and planning professional development. During this time, she worked to achieve a School Building Leader certificate from City College. She brings key strengths, including proven leadership skills and a commitment to student-centered education, to her current work at Rockaway Park High School as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Supervision. Much of her work at Rockaway Park includes curriculum planning with the Common Cores Standards and coaching teachers using the Danielson Teacher Frameworks.