Dr. Jon Feingold
Location: Seaford, NY
The Hagedorn Little Village School provides therapeutic and special education services. “We need to provide a feeling of comfort and acceptance as soon as you walk in the doors,” says Dr. Jon Feingold. “To do that, I need our staff to know that they are greatly appreciated. … The rewards are seeing the process and the overall impact that they will have on children’s families’ lives.” That sense of achievement has contributed to high average tenures at Hagedorn. “I like to say that I’m the rookie on the administrative team because I’ve only been here 21 years. My school principal has been here more than 35 years, and many of my other administrators more than 30 years,” says Feingold.
“The most important piece for us is that our staff truly believes in the mission of what we’re doing and the results that we get with our families.”