Amagansett School Principal Resigns

His Family Could Not Relocate
Dr. Robert Brisbane, seen here at the beginning of the school year, is leaving Amagansett for Roosevelt. Morgan McGivern

The Amagansett School board accepted the resignation of Dr. Robert Brisbane, the school's principal, on Friday. Dr. Brisbane, who started at the school in May 2013, has accepted the position of assistant superintendent with the Roosevelt School District.

Eleanor Tritt, the district's superintendent, sent a letter to parents and guardians on Monday in which she explained that Dr. Brisbane's family had been unable to relocate to the South Fork from western Long Island, as they had planned when he accepted the position. And the commute to Amagansett, she said, ultimately proved too challenging.

Roosevelt, Ms. Tritt told The Star, needed Dr. Brisbane immediately, as the position he is filling has been vacant, and asked the Amagansett district to release him before the end of the school year.

"We will immediately commence a search for Robert's replacement," Ms. Tritt wrote to parents, adding that she hopes to secure a new principal before the start of the school year in September. A school administrator will soon be hired to assist in the interim.