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. 


Best Regards,

Amanda Allison 

Principal, St. Matthew’s