First day of school at Aquebogue Elementary: photos

09/05/2017 12:49 PM |

Tuesday marked the first day of school for Riverhead School District, with children filing to classes under the direction of a new superintendent, and at Aquebogue Elementary School a new assistant principal.

The district will be led this year by Superintendent Aurelia Henriquez, who previously served as  assistant superintendent for elementary education and personnel in the Brentwood School District.

New Aquebogue Elementary assistant principal Vanessa Williams has been at the school for 13 years, teaching first, then second grade before serving five years as literacy coach.

She said she’s excited to see the students continue to grow and their families be proud of them.

“I’m definitely very excited to continue the legacy of this great school with Principal [Phil] Kent,” Ms. Williams said.  “He’s a wonderful leader and example for us all and I hope to continue in his footsteps to make greta strides for the families and the kids of Riverhead.”

Photo caption: New assistant principal Vanessa Williams greets students on the first day. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

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Principal Phil Kent high-fives first graders on the first day of school. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Students all smiles on their first day back. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Kindergarten students cheer in gym class. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Ms. Williams has taught at the school for 13 years. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Ms. Richardson’s kindergarten class heads to the gymnasium. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Kindergarten students in class. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

Ms. Williams and Mr. Kent. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

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