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Let me first introduce myself.  My name is Matthew Ryan and it is an honor and privilege to be part of such a wonderful community rich with tradition and culture.  As I begin my tenure as principal, I am eager to learn more about the district and help improve learning opportunities for all students.  I intend to keep an open-door policy so that everyone can be part of the educational process.  Please feel free to email, call or drop in with any ideas, questions or concerns you may have!  Fortunately, I was able to meet with some school community members in early June to discuss plans for the upcoming school year.  The dialogue was rich with ideas and useful perspectives. 

I have a passion for helping students and this will always be reflected in my educational policies and initiatives.  My personal goal for this upcoming school year is to encourage and spearhead active student participation in the school community in an effort to boost overall interest in academic mastery and improve the social-emotional condition of all students. As a school community, our goal is to inspire students to be college and career ready.  Students need to know, first and foremost, that we care about them.  I believe empathy is essential to creating a safe and respectful environment that will support higher learning.  Overall, the greatest chance for higher student achievement will start with healthy relationships between all school family members.  Thus, every graduate from Newfield should be academically successful and socially responsible. I am truly excited to begin working towards these goals with this incredibly warm and inviting community.  Together I believe we can achieve great success!

Matthew Ryan
HS Principal





Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Superintendent
District Office
247 Main Street
Newfield, NY 14867

Phone: (607) 564-9955
Fax: (607) 564-0055

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