The Amityville Union Free School District has appointed Kathleen Hyland as the new assistant principal of Northwest Elementary School, which serves grades 1-3. She has worked in the district for a dozen years.
Ms. Hyland joined Amityville’s faculty in 2004 as a math and science teacher. During that time she has also held several leadership positions in the district. Since 2014, she has been a site coordinator for the 21st Century BEST Program at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School in which she worked with the director to supervise and enhance the program.
This summer, she was a site coordinator for the Summer Enrichment Academy at Northwest. She has also served as a mentor for other teachers, facilitated weekly fifth-grade math and science meetings, and was a member of several school and districtwide committees. As a delegation leader for the People to People Student Ambassador Program, she supervised a trip of 36 middle school students to Italy, France and England.
She holds both a master’s degree in literacy education and an advanced certificate in school building and district leadership from Dowling College.
“Ms. Hyland is an excellent teacher who has demonstrated great leadership abilities during her time in Amityville,” said Superintendent Dr. Mary T. Kelly. “I am confident that she will be successful in her new role as assistant principal.”