After an extensive interview process involving a variety of stakeholders, Farmingdale School District has selected Kenneth McCloud as the new Assistant Principal at Howitt Middle School.
“I am so excited to join the Farmingdale community,” Kenneth McCloud said. “Right away, I could see that Farmingdale was a tight-knit, hard-working, diverse community and it felt like home. I knew from the first interview that this was the place for me. I can’t wait for the school year to begin, attend sporting events, concerts and plays. Go Dalers.”
McCloud comes to Farmingdale having previously served as a history teacher and athletic director at Wyandanch Schools, followed by a successful eight-year tenure as an assistant principal at Eastern Suffolk BOCES. He was highly recommended by the committee, who cited that McCloud’s skills in behavioral management, peer mediation, restorative justice, building small learning communities and student wellness set him apart from other candidates.
“My goal for this school year is to work closely with students and staff to build small learning communities for each student,” McCloud said. “Students are successful and perform best when they have a strong support system. I plan to support teachers in educating the whole child, focusing on academic and social-emotional learning.”
McCloud and his wife Natasha have been married for 20 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Hannah, 12, and Sarah, 8.
—Submitted by the Farmingdale School District