THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
Dear Parents and Guardians of St. Matthew’s Students,
It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed Principal of St. Matthew’s School. I am honored and privileged to have been selected to lead St. Matthew’s into the future and am looking forward to working with our dedicated staff to support student achievement and independence within a safe, student-centered environment.
I have been passionately involved in the field of education for over 14 years. My educational experience includes: almost 15 years ineducation as a school social worker; a district behaviorist, and ultimately, as special education administrator and CPSE/CSE chairperson. Last year, I had the pleasure of serving as the assistant principal at SW BOCES Tappan Hill School. I hold national Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and helping students of all ages with functional living and social skills. I am committed to building positive relationships with staff, students and families, as I believe we are all partners together.
When I am not busy working with students, you can find me hiking and relaxing with my toddler, husband and dog in our home in upstate New York.
Please know that as we navigate these uncertain times, my door (or computer screen) is always open. It is my mission to work collaboratively to continue to expand and deepen the nurturing culture of St. Matthew’s and to encourage and ensure academic and excellence and rigor for all students. I so look forward to getting to know each student and family in the St. Matthew’s community in the coming year.
Principal, St. Matthew’s
WE ARE ST. MATT'S!
Super Bowl LIV
What a game! The St Matt's Community shared a wonderful Super Bowl celebration on Friday, January 31st. The fans supported both teams as they wondered who would be the champions this year. The school community also played a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant by honoring his jersey (number 24) on the stage.
Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs for keeping all the observers on the edge of their seats in the final moments! What a game!!!
The Gift of Giving and Receiving
Our St. Matthew Family came together to share a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast to celebrate the gift of giving. The thankfulness the students and staff shared filled the room with love.
This Thanksgiving Season, the students and staff also delivered bags filled with donations of warmth and love for the upcoming winter weather. The bags were filled with gloves, hats, and basic necessities and delivered to the local soup kitchen for those in need.