Jeffrey Golubchick, the assistant principal of Saugatuck Elementary School, has been appointed principal of Long Lots Elementary School.

The appointment was approved Wednesday night by the Board of Education, according to an announcement by Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon.

Golubchick, who officially takes over the Long Lots job July 1, replaces Rex Jones. Before his role at Saugatuck Elementary, Golubchick had been the director of elementary humanities at North Shore Schools in Sea Cliff, N.Y., and the assistant principal at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, N.Y. He began his career as an elementary school teacher in New York City.

Golubchick "will bring to Long Lots a strategic vision that is consistent with our efforts to build a strong student community that is proficient with the essential 21st century capacities of critical thinking, creativity, communication and global thinking within the framework of civic, social and ethical behaviors," Landon said in the statement.

His educational background includes a BFA in printmaking and a BA in scenography from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo; an MFA in theater arts from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.; an MA in education from Hunter College in New York City, and an MA in educational leadership from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Landon called Golubchick "a true instructional leader with incredible knowledge and success in creating, developing and promoting curriculum and instruction best designed for student success in the 21st century."