As the District Principal for the Williston School District, I am eager to lead and collaborate with students, staff, and families to help prepare our students for a happy, healthy, and productive future in a fast-changing world.
Growing up on Long Island, NY, I knew early on that I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a teacher. Looking for a way to combine my strong interest in the trumpet and music with my desire to be a teacher, I pursued a career in music education. This lead me to the Ithaca College School of Music, where I graduated in 1993. I began my teaching career as an instrumental music/band teacher in the town of Baldwin, NY. For the next 12 years I taught students in grades 3-9 in Baldwin and Stony Brook, NY. Shortly after receiving a Masters of Science degree in Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, NY, I began a new course of study in school administration at SUNY Stony Brook. After earning a license in School and District Administration, I entered the realm of educational leadership with the position of Assistant Principal at Setauket Elementary School in Setauket, LI. In 2007 I moved to Vermont with my family to accept the position of Principal at Essex Elementary School where I served for three years. Before accepting the position of District Principal for the WSD, I served as elementary Co-principal at Charlotte Central School.
I live in Williston with my wife, four children, and our faithful golden retriever, Bailey. I still have a strong interest in music and play trumpet in a local jazz ensemble. I also enjoy making music with others, including my own children. I am a Lake Champlain enthusiast and enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and just being outdoors. I feel very fortunate to work in the dynamic and engaging field of education and enjoy the regular opportunity to work with both adult and young learners.