The William Floyd School District has appointed Deirdre Redding as the next Principal of Moriches Elementary School beginning July 1, 2018, a role in which she will serve as the instructional and administrative leader of Moriches Elementary School and supervise more than 830 students from kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as approximately 60 faculty members and more than 40 professional staff. Mrs. Redding, who has served as the Moriches Elementary School assistant principal for the past 11 years, will take over for Eileen Filippone, who is retiring after a distinguished 11-year career as principal.
“We are excited that Deirdre Redding has accepted a promotion to serve as the next principal at Moriches Elementary School,” said Dr. Stacey Scalise, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instruction, Administration and Pupil Personnel Services. “Her vast knowledge of the school community, vision, collaborative leadership style and interpersonal skills make her the ideal candidate to lead Moriches into the future.”
“I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to be the next principal at Moriches Elementary School and work with such an amazing group of students, parents and consummate professionals,” said Mrs. Redding. “I look forward with eager anticipation to the wonderful things that we will be able to accomplish together.”
Mrs. Redding, who has served as the assistant principal at Moriches Elementary School since August 2007, has held various roles throughout her educational career including: ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in the Hampton Bays School District, ESL teacher at Suffolk County Community College, and in 2017, supervised the William Floyd School District Elementary Summer Literacy Program as its principal. Mrs. Redding has also conducted various professional development sessions for her faculty and staff as well as for new teachers and administrative colleagues within the district.
“Collaborating with such a dedicated faculty and staff, supportive parents and incredible community, has not only given my career energy and purpose, but has provided me the skills and experience to feel confident continuing the Moriches Elementary School tradition of excellence as its next principal,” said Mrs. Redding. “Moriches Elementary School has a long, proud tradition of continued academic achievement. Working together, I know that we will be able to build upon this history and provide a topnotch education for our students.”
Mrs. Redding earned a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Stony Brook University, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University and holds her Advanced Graduate Certificate in School District Leadership from Stony Brook University. She also holds a NYS School District Administrator Permanent Certification (K-12), as well as a NYS ESL Permanent Certification (K-12).