New assistant principal picked for E.M. Baker School

The Great Neck Board of Education has selected an assistant principal from a Queens public school as the new assistant principal for the E.M. Baker School, after its previous assistant principal left.
Board members on Thursday unanimously approved  Heather Sweet to take over the post at the elementary school.
“Heather has participated in a very rigorous process in which to obtain this position as assistant principal at the E.M. Baker School,” Superintendent of Schools Teresa Prendergast said.
The school’s previous assistant principal, Jeffrey Ryvicker, accepted a superintendent’s position in the Quogue school district in Suffolk County, Prendergast said.
Sweet previously served as the assistant principal at P.S. 100 in Ozone Park, Queens.
Prendergast said that she is “no stranger” to the Great Neck school district.
For the past eight years, she said, Sweet has worked as a part-time counselor at the district’s Adult Learning Center.
“We wish you well,” board President Barbara Berkowitz said. “We hope that you will be here for many, many years, have much happiness here and much personal success as well.”
The next school board meeting is on Sept. 19 at 8:30 p.m. at Great Neck South High School.

By Joe Nikic

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