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National Principal Appreciation Month

National Principal Appreciation Month

As we reflect on October’s National Principal Appreciation Month, here are a few quotes that highlight the outstanding school building leaders here in the Croton-Harmon Schools.

"Our schools are led by three individuals who demonstrate their vision, their dedication, and their care for every one of our Tiger students, faculty and staff members, and families.  They provide leadership to an extraordinary range of topics, and while they may make it look easy, we know that being a principal is some of the most challenging and important work in education.  We are so fortunate to have Dr. Dubak, Mr. Plotkin, and Mrs. Bianchi leading our schools in Croton-Harmon, and we thank them for all that they do, today and every day." - Stephen Walker, Superintendent of Schools.

“We celebrate and appreciate the significant impact our principals have on our students. Thank you for your unwavering dedication and commitment to our school community!” - Sarah Carrier, Board of Education President.

Here are a few comments from the leadership team!

CET Principal Kerri Bianchi:

“Being an educator for 27 years has taught me many things.  It has taught me to build relationships and make connections with students, families and faculty.  I have learned to always put social-emotional education and individual well-being in the forefront of everything I do.  Meeting social and emotional needs first helps to ensure academic success.”

PVC Principal Michael Plotkin:
“The best thing about working in education is having an impact on the lives of other people in a positive way.  I never have to wonder if what I do is leaving the world in a better place than I found it because I am confident that the work being done by my colleagues and I is changing lives for the better. I also hope that I have helped to create an environment where people feel safe to take risks, can consider the possibilities that the future holds, and are empowered to challenge the status-quo.”

CHHS Principal Dr. Laura Dubak:

“I have always known that I wanted to be in education, going back to playing school in my basement as a child. Today, as an administrator, it's critical that I make sure my fellow educators are prepared and feel supported and valued because they have an important role in shaping who students are and who they become. Likewise, I hope students with whom I've worked feel valued and know that they have a voice.”