TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The Board of Education of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns has announced the appointment of Susan Bretti as principal of Washington Irvington School, effective July 1, 2016.
Bretti has been serving Washington Irving as interim principal for the past year. Board of Education President Mimi Godwin stated “Over the past year Ms. Bretti has proven to be a strong building leader. She has provided teachers with the necessary tools to implement exemplary instruction in a learning environment that meets the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.”
Bretti said she is “honored that the Board has confidence in me to remain in this role. I will continue to work hard to reach out to the community, for assistance in making WI a place where our students can grow and learn to become responsible citizens. Thank you for the opportunity to keep moving WI forward.”
Bretti brings more than 20 years of experience in education to the principalship. Before joining Washington Irving, she spent 10 years as elementary consulting teacher in the Bedford School District, where she was responsible for overseeing kindergarten through fifth grade universal screenings, coordinating kindergarten screenings and parent orientation, leading professional development workshops, serving as a coach and mentor to instructional and non-instructional staff, and coordinator of response to intervention. She also was a fifth-grade teacher at Bedford Hills Elementary School for nine years.
Bretti is the mother of three grown children – two daughters and a son. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Biscayne College in Miami, a master’s degree in teaching from Pace University, and a master’s degree in school administration from Fordham University.
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