Dr. O'Hara brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience, and leadership skills to the Hauppauge School District. Dr. O'Hara was most recently the principal of Oyster Bay High School and an adjunct professor at St. John's University's School of Education. He previously was an assistant principal at Hauppauge High School and the district's science department chairman from 1998 to 2003. Dr. O'Hara received a Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration from Dowling College School of Education, a Master of Science in Technological Systems Management from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Secondary Education from SUNY College Old Westbury. Dr. O'Hara has received numerous professional awards and recognitions, published several articles in educational publications, presented on a variety of educational topics nationwide and served on a number of professional organizations.