The Riverhead Central School District has welcomed Callan Lonergan as the new assistant principal of Pulaski Street Elementary School, effective Dec. 2.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Lonergan to the Riverhead School District,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Aurelia Henriquez said. “Her background in teaching and administration will certainly be a benefit to the students of this district.”
Lonergan, a resident of West Islip, was most recently employed at Central Boulevard Elementary School in the Bethpage School District. There, she served as a special education teacher and a teacher-mentor, a role in which she develops instruction and guides to support fellow teachers. In addition, she served as an administrative intern at Central. She was also an intern in the district’s pupil personnel services department. She began her career as a special education teacher at P.S. 108 in South Ozone Park.
Lonergan holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Adelphi University, a master’s degree in education with a specialization in teaching students with disabilities from Brooklyn College, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Mercy College. She also holds New York State School Building Leader and School District Leader certifications.
“I am so excited to join the team at Pulaski Street School,” Lonergan said. “I look forward to collaborating with the staff and students and continuing to move toward the district’s vision of inspiring and empowering all students to become tomorrow’s leaders.”
She hopes to share her knowledge of the Responsive Classroom framework in her new role, which fosters social-emotional learning and academic growth through developmentally responsive teaching, while incorporating strategies that help reach all leaners.