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Principal's Message

Dear Cutchogue East Elementary School Community;

Amy BrennanIt is with great pleasure that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Cutchogue East Elementary School. I am excited to join this school community, share my story and how my experiences have developed and influenced my approach as an educational leader. My husband Jason and I live in Baiting Hollow with our two children Justin (age 22) and Sarah (age 21). I look forward to listening, and learning about your individual stories as well as the collective story of the Cutchogue East Elementary School Community and the greater Mattituck-Cutchogue School Community.

I answered a calling to the field of education over 17 years ago and began working as a special education teacher with young children and their families in early intervention. This is where I first recognized the important partnership between educators and families to support all aspects of student learning, most importantly how social-emotional learning is the basis for all learning. Over the years I have served in many classrooms, as a special educator, reading specialist and literacy coach across grades pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Most recently, I served as Director of Elementary Education, for grades Pre-K through 6th grade. I am most proud of the impact I had on teaching and learning across the district as I worked with building leadership and teachers to support the curriculum and instructional programs districtwide.

I always felt most alive and energized when I was in school buildings with students, teachers and families. This connection has allowed me to continue my passion in educating the whole child. I believe in nurturing students’ curiosity for learning through collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. These are the foundational skills through which students develop the identity and sense of belonging that ensures academic success.

I am looking forward to bringing my experiences to support all stakeholders at Cutchogue East Elementary School where “Our Kids, Our School, Our Community Together We Make a Difference.”


Mrs. Amy Brennan

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