Innovative New Leaders Join our District

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The Bridgehampton School District has named Dr. Angela Austin Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Michael Cox Assistant Principal of the Bridgehampton School.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Austin and Mr. Cox as we move ahead in our educational goals of inspiring lifelong intellectual curiosity and teaching our students the essential skills necessary to be productive citizens in our global community,” Superintendent of Schools Mr. Robert Hauser said. “Their progressive ideas and leadership abilities will continue to guide our students in a stimulating and challenging learning environment.”

In addition to her new role, Dr. Austin will lead the special education as well as the English as a New Language program. She gained her administrative experience in the Westhampton Beach Union Free School District and the Connetquot Central School District as the director of pupil personnel services, assistant administrator/director of special education and supervisor of the Connetquot Alternative Preschool, respectively. Before that, she taught in various positions in schools throughout Long Island. Her strong background in educational leadership also includes positions as an adjunct professor in education at St. John’s University and St. Joseph’s College, and as a presenter of numerous workshops on 21st-century educational practices.

Dr. Austin earned a doctorate in administrative leadership with a focus in special education, transition planning and at-risk youth from St. John’s University. She also earned a Master of Science in administrative education from St. John’s and a Bachelor of Science in special education from Dowling College.

Mr. Cox joins the district with six years of teaching experience at the Shelter Island School District. His philosophy for education centers on the whole child concept, supporting the unique qualities of each individual, their passions and educational experiences. His experience includes extensive knowledge in math and science curriculums as well as the use of technology to support and enhance learning experiences. He has also spearheaded numerous community outreach and student activity programs on Shelter Island, skills that can seamlessly transfer to his position at Bridgehampton.

Mr. Cox earned an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership from Stony Brook University, a master’s degree in literacy education from Dowling College and an undergraduate degree in childhood education from SUNY Cortland.

The Bridgehampton School District welcomes them to our school community.