Sunday, Apr 14th

Coughlin Named Principal at SMS, Keane Named Principal at Edgewood Elementary

Chris CoughlinChris CoughlinThe Scarsdale school administration announced two appointments this week: Interim Scarsdale Middle School Principal Chris Coughlin will be the principal of the school, and Dr. Annette Keane, currently principal at the Anne Hutchinson Elementary School in Eastchester will be the next principal of Edgewood Elementary School. Coughlin replaces Meghan Troy who was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Leadership Development for the Scarsdale School District and Keane will replace Karen Eldon who is currently serving as the interim principal of the school after Principal Tashia Brown departed at the end of the 2023 school year.

Here is the announcement from Meghan Troy:

Dear Scarsdale Community,

Over the past many months, we have been engaged in two search processes to identify the next principals of Edgewood Elementary School and Scarsdale Middle School. I am excited to announce that we have identified Dr. Annette Keane as the principal of the Edgewood School and Mr. Chris Coughlin as principal of Scarsdale Middle School.

Mr. Coughlin is currently serving as the Interim Scarsdale Middle School Principal. Prior to this year, he was the Assistant Principal at SMS. Mr. Coughlin holds an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Suffolk University, an M.S. in Education, Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Fordham University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Hartwick College. Throughout the hiring process, Mr. Coughlin’s love for Scarsdale Middle School and his commitment to maintaining a high level of excellence were evident. His work is grounded in his relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents. In the future, these relationships will put him in a position to grow the programs at the middle school. In addition, his knowledge of the Scarsdale AnnetteKeane2024Dr. Annette KeaneMiddle School community will allow him to continue the important work of the faculty and enable him to hit the ground running.

Dr. Keane is currently the Principal of the Anne Hutchinson Elementary School in Eastchester, NY. She has been an elementary principal for twelve years with the last eight in her current school. Dr. Keane holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from New York University, an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from City College of New York, and a B.A. in History from Boston College. During her process, she demonstrated all of the characteristics in the Leadership Profile. She is a strong instructional leader, a skilled communicator, and a community-builder. Students are always at the center of her decision-making and she is clearly someone who spends time getting to know students, faculty, staff, and families. Her warmth, compassion and approachability will enable her to develop strong relationships with all stakeholders.

I also would like to thank the Edgewood and Scarsdale Middle School communities for their involvement and support in the process. Their willingness to invest both time and energy ensured our success in identifying strong candidates for both communities. I look forward to seeing all that both schools accomplish under the new leadership of Mr. Coughlin and Dr. Keane. Please join me in welcoming them to their new roles!

Warm regards,
Meghan Troy
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development

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