Millard Hawk Primary School’s new principal, Amanda Viel, has been hard at work continuing collaborative efforts with staff members and students to maintain a positive environment, reflective of the building’s status as a National School of Character.
Extending that legacy is one of several goals Viel has during her first year as the school’s leader.
She came to MHP with both elementary teaching and administrative experience and most recently held the position as assistant director of instruction with the Mohawk Regional Information Center.
Viel began her MHP career this summer, when she held meet-and-greet sessions with teachers so they could share school values and share what they’re most proud of at the school.
Viel has also worked with a committee to help form a shared vision of MHP that aligns with the Central Square School District’s vision.
She has resided in Brewerton for the past few years with her husband, young daughter and two dogs and said she is happy to be working within the Central Square School District community.
“I have always loved working with children and have a passion for the field of education,” she said.
Viel holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from SUNY Oswego, a master’s degree in literacy education from SUNY Oswego, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Binghamton University and a New York State School Building Level Certificate and New York State District Level Certificate.