South Orangetown Central School District

How lucky are we to have such extraordinary principals? For National Principals Day, we asked our school leaders to share what they love about their job. Here’s what they had to say:

“I love being the principal of WOS because I get to work with amazing students, families and staff! There is a wonderful sense of excitement and community that is felt when you walk in the building! I love seeing our students working hard and having fun learning together! Being a principal allows me to work collaboratively with others to make an impact on the education of our children.”
– William O. Schaefer Elementary School Principal Sheila Beglin

“My favorite thing about being a principal is working with every part of the school community–students, teachers and staff, and families–to make school engaging, relevant and fun! Because I work with such an amazing team at Cottage Lane, I am able to be a part of creating a positive school community for our students that they want to be part of each day. And that’s what it’s about: helping kids to find a passion and a love of learning.”
– Cottage Lane Elementary School Principal Karen Ramirez

“One of my favorite things about my job is building positive relationships with students and teachers and supporting them in their learning and teaching.”
– South Orangetown Middle School Principal Chad Corey, Ed.D.

“The favorite part of my job is working with and supporting my students and staff. When a teacher or student comes to me with an idea that they want to pursue because they think it will help the school, I love being able to partner with them and to explore how we can make that happen.”
– Tappan Zee High School Principal Rudy Arietta

Thank you for your dedication and leadership!

Four school principals