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Erin Glindmyer Appointed New EHS Assistant Principal

After a decade of teaching math at Eastchester High School, Erin Glindmyer is ready for her next challenge. 

 

At the Board of Education meeting on May 7, Glindmyer was officially appointed and introduced as the new assistant principal at EHS, rounding out an administrative team that will include recently appointed principal Chris Welsh and third-year assistant principal Joe Gilson.

 

Glindmyer—who has also spent the last three years as the chair of the Math Department—said she is eager to embrace her new responsibilities and noted that the chance to do so in Eastchester represents an especially thrilling opportunity. 

 

“It was honestly surreal, and this experience has been such a great honor,” said Glindmyer. “I’ve always loved my job, so to have the opportunity to move into the administration in this building, it was so exciting to actually see this come true.”

 

Glindmyer feels that her time working in the Eastchester school district has prepared her for her duties as an assistant principal, as her familiarity with the students—and staff—will help her hit the ground running when she steps into her new role on July 1. 

 

“I’ve built so many relationships in this building already, and when teachers have come up to congratulate me, their first message is to say that they are happy for me, but their second is to say that they’re happy for the building, which was somewhat unexpected,” said Glindmyer. “Obviously I want them to feel supported, so to have that level of trust, I’m so excited by that and look forward to following through.”

 

In a letter to the community last week, EUFSD Superintendent Dr. Ronald Valenti said he was proud to be able to fill the assistant principal position from within Eastchester's ranks.

 

"We are particularly pleased Erin is an internal candidate who brings institutional history and savvy to the new EHS team," wrote Valenti. "The best practices research supports districts hiring both from within and without."

 

And while Glindmyer is eager to take on her new role, she admits that it will be bittersweet stepping away from the classroom, where she has also built connections with students throughout her time in Eastchester.

 

“It’s heartbreaking in a lot of ways; I have enjoyed teaching in the classroom, and I really value the relationships I’ve made with the students,” she said. “It’s going to be essential for me to find other avenues to continue to form those relationships, and I’m really looking forward to doing that,”

 

Glindmyer said she is also looking forward to continuing her work with both Gilson and Welsh as they form the new administrative group at EHS, noting that the trio is already discussing ways to continue the strong educational tradition of Eastchester High School.

 

“It has been all these layers of welcoming and sharing and collaborating,” said Glindmyer. “There is an eagerness to work hard to make next year successful.”