About Us 

We are a New York City Department of Education secondary school district located in the southern section of the borough of Queens, NY. We serve both secondary and high schools in District 27, 28, and 29 with over 20,000 students. Queens South High School District has some of the best and most diverse students and staff in the New York City Department of Education. 

The geographical area of Queens South High School District is best known for the bustling international John F. Kennedy Airport, the 7-miles of beaches in the Rockaways, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Meet the District Team
 

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Superintendent
Dr. Josephine Yeboah Van-Ess


 

Deputy Superintendent
Steven Chernigoff

Executive Director
Steven Chernigoff


 

Field Support Liaison
Dr. James C. Brown

Field Support Liaison
James C. Brown

Principal Administrative Assistant

Jacqueline Quinones-Lombardo

Principal Administrative Assistant


Jacqueline Quinones-Lombardo

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Family Leadership Coordinator

Selena Gales

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Family Support Coordinator
Evelyn Ruiz

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Teacher Development & Evaluation Coach

Jennifer Connolly

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Director of Advanced
Academic Access


Lyndon Charles

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School Improvement Coach 

(UFT)
 

Christine Bennet

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School Improvement Coach

(UFT)
 

Donna Drayss

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM