Superintendent/Principal's Message

August 2023

Dear Oysterponds Families,

I hope that this message finds you well and you’re enjoying summer as we prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. This will be my first year at Oysterponds, and I am honored to serve the community as your Superintendent/Principal of Schools. 

Being that I’m new to the Oysterponds Community, I’d like to share a bit of background about myself. I am entering my 17th year in the public school system, having always enjoyed working in East End schools. My journey in education began at Riverhead High School where I taught social studies for 13 years. One of my most rewarding experiences was teaching a Long Island History class, which allowed for students to learn more about local history. While at Riverhead, I also found a love for coaching track and field and working with student athletes. Four years ago, I took on the role of school administrator at Southampton Intermediate School, where I served as Principal working with 5th-8th grade students. I live with my wife and two children in Cutchogue, and I am thrilled to take on this position and make a home here at Oysterponds on the North Fork.

Our theme for the 2023-2024 school year is Let’s Grow Together. We will explore how to work together to solve problems, support each other, become stronger as both individuals and a learning community.


Justin T. Cobis

Superintendent/Principal of Schools