Marsha Neville is retiring. Today is her last day at work. The longtime Washington Primary School principal announced her plans last September. She’s excited to begin a new phase in her life.
On the final day of the school year, Washington School Principal Marsha Neville recognized a special group of seven students spanning several grades for having perfect attendance in 2017/18.
Washington Primary School Principal Marsha Neville is savoring her final weeks on the job before calling it a career and retiring at the end of June. The veteran educator recently presented dozens of students with awards for their work and efforts around the school.
Washington Primary School students recently enjoyed an evening of tasty treats during a “healthy, yummy snacks” workshop organized by third grade dual language teacher Wendy Bonilla.
The 400-plus students who flood into Washington Primary School every day represent an amazing array of nationalities, cultural traditions, creeds, races and personalities. The youngsters all come together in classrooms, hallways and playgrounds as Americans and proud ones at that.
As the school year races toward its conclusion, Washington Primary School celebrated its most recent award recipients.
Kids have always taken a liking to science. It captures their imagination and intrigues and inspires them. This year’s Washington Primary School Science Fair saw dozens of fourth graders submit individual projects along with class projects that were developed by youngsters in kindergarten through third grade.
Who would have ever thought that math could be so popular? A big crowd turned out for Washington Primary School’s fifth annual Math Night. The evening saw students spread across every grade level move through various learning stations that kept their interest running high.
Washington Primary School Principal Marsha Neville was just as happy as all the honorees when the veteran educator presented dozens of students with a pair of coveted awards one recent morning.
Washington Primary School students received awards last week for their classroom efforts and respectful natures around the building as well as for their sensational artistic abilities.
Washington Primary School students are bringing holiday cheer to United States military service men and women by penning letters to uniformed personnel.
Four months into the 2017/18 school years, Washington Primary School students are shining. Principal Marsha Neville recently presented several dozen students with awards and the youngsters were naturally quite pleased with themselves.
Halloween took on an entirely different meaning for many Washington Primary School students when the youngsters went trick-or-treating for UNICEF. The students raised $970 for the organization that has saved the lives of more children than any other humanitarian group.
Caroline Giordano has an imagination just like any Washington Primary School third grader. She enjoys setting goals for herself and she dreams about reaching them.
Washington Primary School Principal Marsha Neville recently presented awards to October’s top students and introduced November’s Featured Artists.
Washington Primary School’s third and fourth grade leadership teams worked with Huntington High School Interact Club members on Thursday afternoon, collaborating on a project to help brighten the lives of local homeless veterans.
The first month of the new school year has breezed by in the proverbial blink of an eye at Washington Primary School. Students walked into their respective classroom back in early September and quickly settled into their daily routines, rolled up their sleeves and got down to the tasks at hand.
Washington Primary School’s fourth grade student leadership team initiative has been so successful that the program is being extended to third graders for the first time this year.
On the final day of another great school year, nearly two dozen Washington Primary School students were presented with awards for their stellar performance in the classroom and around the building.
Since Washington Elementary School's doors first swung open in 1954, thousands of students have received an excellent academic education within its confines. The same tradition continues today for more than 350 youngsters enrolled in grades K-3.
Washington boasts a highly educated professional teaching staff, each with outstanding strengths, and a caring and knowledgeable group of aides, secretaries and support personnel. Faculty members participate in regular professional development activities to stay abreast of innovations in curriculum and classroom education.
Every student receives a comprehensive education, including an intensive program to develop strong reading, writing and arithmetic skills. Children also have regularly scheduled music, art, physical education and library classes.
Students receive instruction in the use of the computer as a teaching and learning tool. Each classroom, as well as the library, is equipped with computer stations. Children learn basic computer literacy and important skills concerning how to use computers to conduct research and organize a report.
Classroom teachers spend hours planning exciting lessons and special events to help make learning fun. Visits to local farms, scientific institutions, art galleries and historical sites provide an opportunity to hear from experts across a wide range of fields and backgrounds.
Washington's Parent Teacher Association is very active in the school and works closely with the principal and teachers to supplement and enhance the education offered to students at every grade level.
There is a place for every child at Washington regardless of their current level of academic achievement or knowledge. A complete range of educational services and a highly competent team of teachers help assure the academic and social development of each child.
The building is maintained in excellent condition and is kept spotless throughout the day. Faculty and staff strive to provide a safe and secure environment for each child, each day. Parents of Washington's students can rest assured their children are receiving the very finest education possible.
Dr. Michelle J. Richards has been principal of Washington Primary School since July 1, 2018.
Dr. Richards obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at SUNY Albany and a Master of Science degree in childhood education at City University of New York-Lehman College. She earned a Doctor of Education degree in educational administration and supervision at St. John’s University. She studied for her state administrative certification at CUNY-Queens College.
At the time of her appointment in Huntington, Dr. Richards was an assistant principal in the Elmont School District since 2013 and an administrator there since 2009.
Dr. Richards began her career as a general education teacher in New York City. She worked at Public School 107x (2001-03) and Lewis H. Latimer School-PS 56K (2003-06). She later taught in Elmont at Gotham Avenue School from 2006-09.
In 2009, Dr. Richards moved into Elmont’s administrative ranks after being named assistant to the principal. She was the principal of Elmont’s summer enrichment program in 2009 and 2010. She also served as a district professional development facilitator, curriculum map developer for English Language Arts and as a district testing leader, creating the scoring schedule, selecting and training district scorers, facilitating the scoring process and ensuring testing documents are securely maintained.
Dr. Richards maintains memberships in the International Literacy Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
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