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Posts by Michael Hynes:
This past year, the Shelter Island School District made significant strides toward offering our students the best education within a small public school setting. The vision for our school district outlines...
The future of our school There is nothing like making a pot of coffee, rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. I love hard work. I’ve always embraced it and in my career as an educator I’ve always loved the challenge of working with others to improve schools for students....
There are many topics I wanted to write about for the month of December. One topic focused on unplugging ourselves. I mean unplugging ourselves from the bombardment of news, television and other forms of electronic devices such as iPads, iPods and the computer. I also contemplated writing about change, both...
My family often jokes to others about my elephant memory. I remember a lot of things from my childhood, both in and outside of school. I recall major milestones and certainly remember people who have impacted my life in either a positive or negative way. I cherished being around others...
I’m not talking about the movie “True Grit.” I’m talking about fortitude, resilience and the ability to recover quickly from setbacks. I wrote an article about child and adolescent resilience years ago when I was an elementary school principal. Frank A. Clark postulates, “If you find a path with no...
After officially rolling up my sleeves and working with our Board of Education for the past month, I am excited that the first day of school is right around the corner (September 7). My favorite day of the year is the first day of school. Every year I find it almost...
It is with much anticipation and excitement that I finally have the opportunity to address our wonderful community as the new superintendent/principal. Over the next few months, I will be meeting with anyone who is willing to talk with me about your thoughts and feelings about our school district. As...