The Harborfields Central School District welcomed Dr. Rory Manning as the principal of Harborfields High School, effective July 16, 2012. Dr. Manning joins Harborfields by way of Sachem Central School District, where he served as principal of Sachem High School East. Prior to his appointment as principal, he held the positions of assistant principal and the district’s director of the community education program. Dr. Manning began his career in Jamaica, N.Y., where he was employed as a science teacher. He then transferred to Division Avenue High School in Levittown as a science teacher and later became the department chairperson for the district. Dr. Manning received his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and his graduate certificate in school district administration from Stony Brook University. He earned his Master of Science in human nutrition from the University of New Haven, Conn. and his doctorate in educational administration and supervision from St. John’s University. When he is not at school, Dr. Manning can be found reading a good book, out for a run or spending time with his wife Sharon and their three sons Colin (age seven), Dylan (age five) and Blake (age two). The district is confident that Dr. Manning will be an attribute to the Harborfields Central School District in his new role and wishes him the best of luck.