The Amagansett School has a new principal. At its meeting on Tuesday night, members of the school’s board voted unanimously to appoint Robert M. Brisbane to the position.
The appointment of Dr. Brisbane, who holds certifications in the areas of school district administrator and nursery, kindergarten, and grades one through six, is effective May 6. He will be acting principal through June 30, at which time a three-year contract will commence. The principal has been hired at an annual salary of $160,000.
Dr. Brisbane holds a doctorate in education from St. John’s University and two master’s degrees in education administration and reading strategies and practices. He has worked as an assistant superintendent, a supervisor at the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services, and as a middle school principal, assistant principal, and an elementary school teacher.
A letter signed by Eleanor Tritt, the school’s superintendent, was sent home with students yesterday. In it, she wrote that Dr. Brisbane “embodies the nurturing, child-centered advocate that our district prizes. [. . .] I am confident that in a very short amount of time you will see that Dr. Brisbane will be able to focus on the needs of students, parents, and staff.”
Parents, Ms. Tritt wrote, will soon have an opportunity to meet Dr. Brisbane and “to learn why we are so impressed with him and why we are looking forward to the impacts he will make on our school.”
“We were very exited about bringing him on board,” Ms. Tritt said yesterday. “He’s excited about coming on board as well. I’m sure everyone will feel very comfortable with him very soon.”
At the board meeting, Ms. Tritt also announced that all six of the current 10th graders who attended the Amagansett School will be among those inducted into the National Honor Society tonight at East Hampton High School. Peter Davis, Bryan Gamble, Conrad Kabbaz, Emma Newburger, Melanie Schwagerl, and Bridget Stonemetz are the Amagansett School’s inductees.
“We congratulate these students and take great pride in their achievements,” Ms. Tritt said.