Sewanhaka administrator inducted as SAANYS president

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The School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Regina K. Huffman, science chairperson of Elmont Memorial Jr./Sr. High School & district coordinator in the Sewanhaka Central High School District was inducted as president at the SAANYS Annual Conference in Lake Placid on October 14.

Huffman succeeds Joyce Carr, supervisor of special education and student support services in the Elmira City School District.

Huffman is a long-standing member of SAANYS, having previously served as the representative for Region 2 (Nassau County) and currently as president of the SAANYS Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Huffman is also currently serving as the chair of the newly created SAANYS Board of Directors Diversity Committee. Huffman will serve as SAANYS president for 2018-19 until next October.

A native New Yorker, Huffman earned her Doctorate in Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University. Huffman also holds a M.S. in Administration and Supervision, a M.A. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Geological Science as well as a B.A. in Biological Science. Huffman has worked to educate the children, professional staff, and parents of New York State for a little over two decades. She has an innate passion for teaching and learning. She never ceases to be thrilled when she observes that proverbial light bulb ignite when a student of any age, grasps a given concept. She recognizes that no single approach is the right one for every individual and only through continuous collaboration and dialogue will our educational system evolve to ensure a true learning community conducive to growth and success for all.

SAANYS represents over 7,300 school administrators, supervisors, and coordinators. As a professional association, SAANYS is committed to providing direction, service, and support to the membership in their efforts to improve the quality of education and leadership in New York State schools. SAANYS is affiliated with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

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