We are thrilled to welcome Emily Nugent as the new Principal of SSES! Miss Nugent brings with her an impressive background, having obtained her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Following her graduation, she gained work experience in higher education while residing in Auckland, New Zealand. Upon returning to Syracuse, she pursued a Master's in Inclusive Special Education from Syracuse University. Additionally, she recently completed her CAS in Educational Leadership from SUNY Oswego.
After receiving her master’s degree, she worked as an elementary special education teacher in Syracuse, serving in various capacities such as 12:1:1, 15:1, and as a consultant teacher. She also spent a few years teaching 4th and 5th grade in Cazenovia before transitioning to administration. For the past 2 years, Miss Nugent served as the Assistant Principal at Central Square Middle School.
When Miss Nugent is not working, she likes to spend time hiking with her 2 dogs Tucker and Duke. She is also an avid supporter of the Syracuse Orange and loves spending time with family and friends.
Miss Nugent is looking forward to returning to teaching at the primary level and is excited to become part of a smaller community. Her main goals are to improve literacy scores, support educational initiatives in the district, and find new ways to assist students with SEL post Covid. We extend a warm welcome to Miss Nugent and are excited for her to join our district!