During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 18, Henry Freedman was appointed principal of Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School.
Freedman joined the district in 2014 when he was appointed as elementary coordinator, a split position between Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School and Goshen Intermediate School. In this position, Freedman worked diligently to help align the two schools’ academic programs, manage staff development and implement data driven instruction.
Freedman has served as Scotchtown Avenue’s acting principal since August, after Dr. Gregory Voloshin left the position to become the district’s personnel director.
“Mr. Freedman’s years of experience and knowledge provide a great benefit to our students, faculty and families,” said Superintendent Daniel Connor. “He is an effective leader who will continue the success of our elementary school.”
Freedman received a B.A. in English from SUNY Stony Brook, M.S. in elementary education from Mercy College, and a Building Leadership Certificate from the College of Saint Rose/CITE. Before coming to Goshen, he worked for the New York City Board of Education where he taught fourth and fifth graders in the Bronx for 10 years.
“I am excited and honored to be chosen as principal for Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School,” said Freedman. “I look forward to continue working with the wonderful staff and PTO to help all our students reach their full potential.”
He added, “There are so many great things going on here at Scotchtown Avenue and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I’m grateful to the Board of Education, Superintendent Daniel Connor and Assistant Superintendent Jason Carter for this opportunity. I love coming to work everyday.”