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Ms. Erica Denman New Assistant Principal at HES and CES

Ms. Erica Denman New Assistant Principal at HES and CES

Ms. Denman is replacing Theresa Outhouse who is joining the Westlake Middle School team as the Assistant Principal.

Ms. Denman currently serves as the Regional Director of the Professional Learning Team and a Senior Literacy Consultant at Schoolwide, Inc. In this role, she has been working with Columbus staff for the past year and a half. Prior to her consulting career, she taught classes at Teachers College to teachers and was a 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teacher in both Merrick, NY and in the New York City Department of Education.

Dr. Peter Giarrizzo, Superintendent of Schools, said, “Throughout the interview process, Erica described her vision for bringing the strength of pedagogy to her role. In her work with the district to date, she has demonstrated her understanding of the Portrait of a Mt. Pleasant Learner in ways that helped teachers work with greater clarity and purpose around a common set of expectations. I am confident that she understands and will execute on the most important tasks of an assistant principal including supervision, building connections with children, and supporting all levels of learners. Her skills and demeanor will complement the current elementary school leadership and add positively to our district.”

“Erica’s experience as a staff developer working with teachers K-8 across the country will be an invaluable addition to the Hawthorne team,” said Hawthorne Principal Anne Stern. “Her extensive knowledge teaching literacy to students grades K-8, along with curriculum writing, staff development and coaching will benefit us district-wide. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with her.” 

Columbus Principal Mike Cunzio added, “Erica has worked extensively with the Columbus English Language Arts teachers. This collaboration has benefited teachers and students alike as we implemented our new approach to writing, Writing Fundamentals. Her professional development work in literacy is invaluable as we continue our work on the Strategic Plan, specifically the K-12 Alignment and Core Competencies.”

Ms. Denman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Certificate in Educational Leadership from Stony Brook University.

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