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.”