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Briarcliff Middle School welcomes new vice principal Kristen Bonnici

Kristen Bonnici, left, will take over as vice-principal at Briarcliff Middle School on July 1, replacing Amy Gladstone

Kristen Bonnici will take over as Deputy Director at Briarcliff College July 1, replacing Amy Gladstonewho will be the new principal, the Briarcliff Manor School District School Board announced Thursday.

Ms. Bonnici is currently Deputy Director ofthe Collaborative Education Institute, a public school for 6 to 12 year olds in Manhattan, which is a member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium. Prior to this role, she was science teacher at the Institute of Collaborative Education and Rye Neck Middle/High School.

She holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from the College of Sainte Roseas well as a mastery of Science in Education, Adolescent Biology and Conservation Life Sciences from Fordham University, in partnership with the Bronx Zoo & Wildlife Conservation Society.

Allongtime resident of Westchester, Mrs. Bonnici like to spend time with his family.

I am honored to join the Briarcliff school community as the new vice principal of the college.,” she says. College has always held a special place in my heart. I was a college science teacher for over six years and have always felt that joy, curiosity and personal growth are central to the college experience.

According to Mrs Bonnici, in his rolesis both a teacher and aassistant pprincipal of a 6-12 public school in New York Cityshe has strived to instill these values ​​in studentsinquiry-based learning.

I look forward to collaborating with BMS staff, students and families. My goal is to continue the already incredible work the district has done to educate the whole child, both academically and emotionally.,” she says. I believe that each child’s uniqueness should be celebrated in a way that encourages their imagination and growth as a learner. I am delighted to meet the Briarcliff community and look forward to the next school year.

Ms. Gladstone thinks Ms. Bonnici is a perfect fit for the job.

Ms. Bonnici’s philosophy around student-centered learning, coupled with her intuitive understanding of school-aged children, makes her a perfect fit for Briarcliff Middle School.said Ms. Gladstone. “Shewill be an exceptional addition to our faculty.