District Welcomes Two New Administrators

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At its special business meeting on Jan. 21, the Board of Education appointed Evan Farkas to the position of Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health and appointed Dr. Brenda Triplett as the Principal of Northwest Elementary School. Mr. Farkas will assume his duties on Feb. 9, 2016 and Dr. Triplett will officially begin her role on Feb. 22, 2016.

Mr. Farkas brings to his new role a wealth of knowledge and experience as an instructional leader, athletic director and teacher. He began his education at Hofstra University where he received a Bachelor of Science in physical education, followed by a Master of Science in sports management from Brooklyn College. He furthered his education at Stony Brook University where he earned his Post-Masters Advanced Graduate Certification in educational leadership. During his eight years at Erasmus Hall Campus High School in Brooklyn, he served in various of roles including assistant principal for supervision and security, athletic director, dean and head of security, and physical education and health teacher.

“I am very excited and honored to be joining the Amityville School District,” said Mr. Farkas. “It is clear to me that the Amityville community stands behind its students and student-athletes. I look forward to working collaboratively with the staff, parents, administration, and most importantly, the students. Whether in the classroom, gymnasium, or on the playing field, it is important to place emphasis on hard work, character, and commitment.  Therefore, I am committed to continuing the outstanding legacy that exists in Amityville. Go Warriors!”

 Dr. Triplett received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management and a Master of Science in teaching from Fordham University. Furthering her education, she received her Master of Science in educational administration/staff development from the College of New Rochelle and her Doctor of Education in executive leadership from Saint John Fisher College. In addition, Dr. Triplett holds her New York State Permanent SDA Certification. With extensive experience in elementary education as an instructional leader and teacher, Dr. Triplett previously worked in the Uniondale School District where she served in the capacity of assistant principal at Smith Street School, project director for the Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative, summer school principal for the sixth-grade enrichment program and taught as an elementary ELA and Math teacher.

“I believe in the power of collaboration, instructional teaming, and home-school partnerships,” said Dr. Triplett. “It takes vested villagers, not a village, to create scholars. I intend to work tirelessly toward cultivating true partnerships with teachers, parents, and the school community.  It is important to me as principal, that our students, parents, and teachers feel pride in being a part of the school community and are equally committed to not only growing our students academically, but socially and emotionally as well.”