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Lisa Tanturri, assistant principal, William Floyd Learning Center.

The William Floyd School District recently appointed Lisa Tanturri as the new assistant principal at the William Floyd Learning Center. In this role, she has been assisting principal Gary Bretton in providing instructional and administrative leadership to nearly 80 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as 30 faculty members and professional staff members. She took over for former assistant principal Camelle Person, who was promoted to the principalship of William Floyd Middle School.

“I feel incredibly grateful to have joined the William Floyd School District, as it has been a dream of mine,” Ms. Tanturri said. “The warm welcome I received from my colleagues and the Board of Education is still surreal to me. I am well aware of the competitiveness in the education field, which is why being selected as the assistant principal for the William Floyd Learning Center fills me with immense pride.”

Ms. Tanturri has 15 years of classroom experience, most previously serving as an elementary (K-2) teacher at P.S. 304 The Early Childhood Lab School in the Bronx since 2010. Prior to that, she served for two years as a third-grade teacher and grade leader at P.S. 253Q in Far Rockaway in Queens.

“At the William Floyd Learning Center, Mr. Bretton and Mrs. Person have created a wonderful school culture which I aim to further develop,” Ms. Tanturri added. “It is important that I establish strong connections with the students, staff and school stakeholders. This year, I plan on reaching out to the community to build positive relationships. As an administrator, I strive to be trustworthy and compassionate.”

Ms. Tanturri earned her dual Bachelors in Special and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from SUNY Old Westbury and her Master of Leadership for School Administrators from Touro College. She is certified in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) and Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6).

Launched in 2017, the William Floyd Learning Center is an alternative elementary school program that serves approximately 80 elementary-aged students (kindergarten through fifth grade) in need of a more intensive building-wide management system and a smaller student-to-teacher ratio. The William Floyd Learning Center is committed to developing young scholars with active and creative minds to become compassionate and caring lifelong learners. Through positive behavioral supports and rigorous classroom instruction, the William Floyd Learning Center stresses the total development of each scholar: socially, emotionally and academically.

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