The William Floyd School District has appointed Matthew Sanders as the next principal of William Floyd Middle School (WFMS), a role in which he will serve as the instructional and administrative leader of WFMS, which educates more than 1,100 students in grades six through eight and employs more than 80 faculty and 50 professional staff members. Mr. Sanders has served the William Floyd school community for the past 16 years most recently as an assistant principal at William Floyd High School. Throughout his career, he has held various roles including as a special education teacher, extracurricular advisor, union representative and coach.
“Mr. Sanders has established himself as a highly-respected and ethical leader approaching all situations with careful deliberation and sound judgment,” said Kathleen Keane, assistant superintendent for secondary instruction and administration. “He has been successful in all of his roles throughout his career and we are excited to work with him in this new capacity.”
As principal, Mr. Sanders will lead a shared vision of learning to promote the success of every student and employee, building upon a strong foundation while nurturing and sustaining a positive school culture and strong instructional program.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in partnership with all members of the William Floyd Middle School community,” said Mr. Sanders. “Together with the faculty and staff, we will continue to cultivate a positive atmosphere where all students can prosper both academically and socially. It is my goal to help students prepare to become successful in high school and beyond.”
Mr. Sanders earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in special education from Providence College, his Master of Arts in liberal studies from Stony Brook University and holds advanced certificates in school building leadership and school district leadership from Stony Brook University.