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Brian Foster Appointed Principal of CEW

Brian Foster Appointed Principal of Charles E. Walters Elementary School
Posted on 08/20/2019
Brian Foster Appointed Principal  of Charles E. Walters Elementary SchoolThe district has named Brian Foster as principal of Charles E. Walters (CEW) Elementary School.  Mr. Foster replaces Yvette Mercado-Tilley, who has been appointed principal at Longwood Middle School.
 
Mr. Foster began his career at CEW in 2017 as an assistant principal.  In that capacity, he worked with staff to enhance instructional practice and implemented positive systems to support students academically and socially.   As part of the Shared Decision Making team, he helped create initiatives to improve parent-school connections.  He also worked with the Board of Education Safety Committee to create substance abuse initiatives and educational programs. 

“We are fortunate to have Mr. Foster take the lead at Charles E. Walters," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael R. Lonergan. “He is an effective leader with a proven track record, and we look forward to working with him in his new position.”
 
Before joining the Longwood School community, Mr. Foster worked at Huntington School District as an ESL teacher for grades K-12. During his tenure, he served on the Shared Decision Committee, where he helped to enhance parental involvement.  Additionally, he served as a translator for teachers, administrators, and parents to establish effective communication.
 
Mr. Foster earned his Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics from Stony Brook University and Masters in Spanish Education from Queens College. He received his Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership and Advanced Certificate in School District Leadership from State Brook University.
 
“I am honored to have been chosen to be the new principal of Charles E. Walters Elementary School," said Mr. Foster. "I am committed to working collaboratively with staff and parents to nurture the academic, social, and emotional development of our students.”
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