Irvington High School Administration
Assistant to the Principal
Juliet Gevargis-Mizimakoski became the Principal of Irvington High School on July 1, 2019. Before joining the Irvington family, Juliet served as Assistant Principal of Tappan Zee High School where she built strong relationships that helped to foster a rigorous, student-centered learning environment. Her commitment to developing and maintaining personal connections, contributed to the growth of a kind, caring culture.
Prior to South Orangetown, Juliet held the position of Assistant Principal at Millennium Art Academy High School in the Bronx as well as a Teacher of Social Studies at Herbert Lehman High School in the Bronx. With 17 years of experience in education, Juliet has worked collaboratively as a teacher and administrator to support and advance teaching and learning.
Juliet earned her bachelor’s degree double majoring in political science and communications, and media studies from Fordham University’s Honors Program. She earned her Master of Education degree from Fordham University. Juliet also holds a Master of Science in Administration from the College of St. Rose and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Manhattanville College.
Extremely proud and excited to be a member of the Irvington family, Juliet looks forward to building upon IHS’s history of excellence through strong partnerships with all stakeholders. She believes in the value of collaborating to provide opportunities for students to make connections and find and explore their areas of passion both inside and beyond the classroom!
Matt Samuelson, Assistant Principal
Assistant to the Assistant Principal
Matthew Samuelson became the Assistant Principal at Irvington High School in June of 2016. Before joining the Irvington family, Matthew was an English teacher at New Rochelle High School and Albert Leonard Middle School where he found great joy in helping his students develop their own academic passions for reading and writing.
Matthew earned his undergraduate degree in English in the snowy confines of the University of Rochester and subsequently spent a few years as an associate editor of children's books before pursuing his Masters Degree in English Education at Brooklyn College.
Extremely proud to be a member of the Irvington family, Matthew's personal philosophy on education relates to responsible risk taking. He believes that each student is entitled to learn in an environment that favors the bold and believes that if we leap, a net will appear. It is his tremendous honor to be a part of that net and is proud to work with the Irvington team, one that looks to support its intellectual acrobats.