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Ms. Debra Forman



 Dear New City Elementary School Community,

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I am very proud to be the Principal of New City Elementary School. I look forward to welcoming and working with all of our families beginning on September 5, 2018! We missed your children over the summer and we look forward to providing another engaging and meaningful year!

Our mission is to foster a safe and nurturing learning environment where students develop self-directed, independent, secure and responsible traits. Within this mission, we are dedicated to helping children grow a love for learning, a curiosity of the world around them and the ability to find solutions to questions in order to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually.  The New City Elementary staff is an extremely dedicated group of professional educators who successfully work collaboratively in making New City a very special place for students. I feel privileged to be their colleague.  Their enthusiasm and commitment for educating students is inspiring and exemplary. 
As Principal, my job is to be the educational leader of the school. I have found that being proactive and visible on a daily basis in classrooms helps students understand that as their principal, I value their growth, safety, and even their smallest needs.  I want students to understand that my position primarily involves being involved in their learning and well-being.  My goal with my colleagues is to show strong leadership in the areas of professional development, school improvement and curriculum which encourages staff members to experiment with new philosophies and take ownership of key school initiatives. This has resulted in a school community for New City where learning is the cornerstone for students and staff members.

I am always open to feedback from families and members of the community as we believe in a spirit of continuous improvement in all aspects of our school. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or feedback regarding New City Elementary
School. I can be reached at (845) 624-3467 or through email using the link above.


Debra Forman