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Principal Militello in school library

A message from our Principal,
Ms. Militello

Dear P.S.889 Students and Families,

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a relaxing and restful summer. I am so excited to begin my second year as principal of P.S.889 to lead the students, staff, and parents of this magical school. I have been working diligently this summer to ensure a smooth transition into the 2022-2023 school year and to build on what we started as a team during my first year as principal of P.S. 889. 
For our families who are new to P.S. 889, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. My experience over the last 25 years in District 22 has been as teacher, staff developer and assistant principal. My career began in the classroom, first as third grade teacher, then kindergarten, first grade ICT (Integrated Co Teaching), fifth grade ENL (English as a New Language) and had the wonderful opportunity to teach in the District’s CIG (Center for Intellectually Gifted) program. I was later invited to be a literacy staff developer at P.S. 217 and had the wonderful experience of engaging in both teaching and learning alongside teachers and students. Most recently, I served as one of the Assistant Principals at P.S. 217. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to P.S 889 and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success. 
On a personal note, I am the daughter of immigrant parents and an English Language Learner. I attended District 22 elementary schools as a child. I am the proud mother of two sons, Ethan (who is beginning his junior year of college) and Liam (who will be a senior in high school). Both my children attended District 22 schools, which is one of the reasons I feel so invested in this diverse and inclusive district and feel humbled that I have been asked to lead this exceptional school. 
Like last year, my initial goal for this school year is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe. The students’ overall well-being will continue to be my utmost priority. My focus for the first week back will be for the students to acclimate being back at school and create positive connections with other students and staff, both of which are essential for successful learning and growth as the school year gets under way. 

Ms. Militello

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