• Principal’s Welcome Message

    Great Neck Elementary School


    Welcome to Great Neck Elementary School!  I am delighted to be starting the 2017-2018 school year as your new principal and serve the community of Waterford.  Our goal at Great Neck is to create a safe and supportive learning environment for your children.  We aim to provide the best educational opportunities possible, preparing each student to become a responsible, respectful and productive citizen. 

    This summer has been busy at Great Neck as we get ready to open the Early Learning Center and offer two new pre-kindergarten classrooms.  We have welcomed many new members to our Great Neck team and together we all look forward to serving our students in the coming year.  The structure of our academic programming will adhere to a workshop model in both literacy and mathematics, providing students continued opportunities to work collaboratively with peers, conference with teachers to achieve individual growth, become confident problem solvers and develop critical thinking skills.  Technology will be a key component in both instruction and assessment.  We will be assessing our progress through a variety of measures and continue to raise the bar on student progress.  High expectations and goal setting will be essential to our success.  We cannot do it without the continued support of our families.  I welcome you to stop by to find out how you can be actively involved in our school community.    


    Billie Shea

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