A new principal is coming to Flower Hill Primary School. Longtime building leader Marlon Small resigned his post effective Friday, September 1. The district is currently in the process of selecting a new principal and expects the successful candidate to formally assume the position in October.
Flower Hill Primary School has established a well-deserved reputation in the community for emphasizing academic excellence and social growth. Opened in September 1954, the school today houses students ranging from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Flower Hill School is committed to helping its students achieve their full academic potential and to supporting the development of social skills that will help each child successfully navigate through the school setting during their formative years. To this end, Flower Hill’s goal is to consistently provide a learning environment that fosters the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of each student.
Flower Hill’s staff of caring professionals offers a child-centered educational program in a supportive and nurturing environment. It is hoped that by providing teaching that inspires, informs and challenges, teachers and support staff can instill a love for learning that will continue throughout each child’s school years and beyond.
In addition to the rich regular day classroom program, each child receives instruction in art, music, physical education, library skills and technology from teachers who are specialists in each of these areas. Flower Hill also has a school nurse, psychologist, social worker, reading and math specialists and other professional staff members who provide critical support to students.
A strong partnership between students, parents and teachers is very important to daily life at Flower Hill. Principal Marlon Small and all teachers and staff members are confident that by working together to build a positive collaboration between home and school, Flower Hill will continue to provide quality educational experiences for all of its students.
Flower Hill Primary School Principal Marlon C. Small began his career in the district in September 1999 as a fourth grade teacher at Huntington Intermediate School. Three years later he was named dean of students at the school, a position he held for a year before moving with his family to Georgia.
Mr. Small went on to work as a sixth grade social studies teacher in DeKalb County, Georgia and the following year was named assistant principal at Margaret Winn Holt Elementary School in the Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Returning to Long Island in July 2005, Mr. Small was hired as assistant principal of Birchwood Intermediate School in the South Huntington school district. He was named Flower Hill principal in July 2006 and has guided the school with a steady and strong hand ever since.
A 1992 graduate of SUNY College at Old Westbury with a bachelor's degree in American studies, Mr. Small earned a master's degree in elementary and special education at Adelphi University in 1999. He later obtained a professional diploma and state administrative certification at Dowling College in 2002.
Prior to coming to the district, Mr. Small was a case worker at Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth in Melville, where he assessed and matched foster children with appropriate homes, completed assessments of youth and family and developed goals and objectives for treatment and provided group, family and individual support to foster children and families.
Interim Principal: Paula Nickerson
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