450 County Line Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6500
Grades: 1-3

Principal: Kathleen Hyland

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



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Kathleen Hyland named Northwest principal

Kathleen Hyland
The Amityville Union Free School District has named Kathleen Hyland as the new principal of Northwest Elementary School, which serves the district’s first, second and third graders. She has been the assistant principal since August.

Ms. Hyland, of Bay Shore, has been with the district since 2004, serving as a math and science teacher at Edmund W. Miles Middle School and Park Avenue Elementary School. She has held several leadership positions including as a site coordinator for the 21st Century BEST Program at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School and a site coordinator for the Summer Enrichment Academy at Northwest. She has also served as a grade-level subject leader and mentor for other teachers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University, and a master’s degree and advanced certificate in school and building leadership from Dowling College.

“Ms. Hyland has been a dedicated, child-centered educator in Amityville for the past 13 years, and she has quickly proven herself to be a capable school leader,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary T. Kelly. “I am confident that Ms. Hyland will be successful in her new role as principal of the Northwest Elementary School.”

A Sweet Way to Learn at Northwest

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To celebrate the holidays in a fun and tasty way, students at Northwest Elementary School made gingerbread houses on Dec. 15.

First-grade teacher Rebecca Feehan, second-grade teacher Dana Herz and third-grade teacher Christine Hoffman gathered their students together for a morning of construction and creativity. Children wrapped small milk cartons in tin foil, added frosting and covered them in graham crackers before decorating their houses with an assortment of candy, marshmallows and other sweet treats.

The activity, which fostered socialization and listening skills, was the culmination of a gingerbread unit. Students read books about the Gingerbread Man and studied the literacy elements of each story. They were able to take their completed gingerbread houses home to share with their families.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017