Southdown Primary School is getting a new principal (Darin Reed photo)

Southdown School Welcomes New Principal

Southdown Primary School is getting a new principal (Darin Reed photo)

August 4, 2021

Southdown Primary School has a new principal. The Huntington School Board has appointed Jill Amott-Erwig to serve as the building’s educational leader. She replaces Scott Oshrin, who has been named principal of Woodhull Intermediate School.

At the time of her appointment, Ms. Amott-Erwig had been serving as principal of PS 250 in Brooklyn. She was previously an assistant principal and lead teacher at PS 201 in Queens for five years.

Ms. Amott-Erwig earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Long Island University-CW Post in 2004 and 2006, respectively. She also obtained her state administrative certification through studies at LIU-CW Post.

Southdown’s new principal has worked as a third grade special education teacher, fifth grade general education teacher and K-5 elementary science teacher all at PS 305 in Brooklyn. She was a summer program supervisor and year-round recreation aide at the Town of Islip’s Sayville Community Center for 13 years.

“We are pleased to welcome Jill Amott-Erwig as Southdown Primary School’s next principal,” Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky said. “She comes to Huntington having experienced prior success as a building principal in terms of fostering student and staff growth and achievement, as well as creating a positive school climate. She is a great fit for our district and is eagerly looking forward to building relationships with Southdown families”