MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Hawthorne and Columbus elementary schools are holding "Meet and Greets" Tuesday, so students can come in and meet their teachers, bring in their supplies and get acquainted with the classrooms and layout.
School reopens for the new year on Wednesday for the entire Mount Pleasant Central School District. Westlake Middle School and Westlake High students start at 7:45 a.m. and the elementary schools start at 8:00 a.m. Kindergarten will begin at 9 a.m. for opening day only.
Over the summer, Westlake High School got a newly renovated lobby, and the school district appointed four new administrators. With the retirement of two school principals last spring, the district went through an extensive search process.
Anne Stern was appointed principal of Hawthorne Elementary School, taking over for retiring Principal Jerry Schulman and Adam Bronstein will succeed Robert Hendrickson as principal of Westlake Middle School.
Last school year, Stern served as the assistant principal at Hawthorne and Columbus elementary schools, splitting her time between the two buildings. Prior to her arrival in Mount Pleasant, she was a 21-year veteran of early childhood classrooms, teaching first, second and fourth grades at the Harrison Central School District.
Bronstein comes to Mount Pleasant from the Ardsley Public Schools, where he served as middle school assistant principal since 2009. Prior to that, Bronstein was a director of professional development in the Pelham Schools and summer school principal at Mamaroneck High School.
Theresa Outhouse has been hired as assistant principal at the Hawthorne and Columbus elementary schools. Outhouse comes from the Hendrick Hudson School District where she was a special education teacher and reading specialist for 13 years. For the past two years, she worked as an intern with Hendrick Hudson's administrative team as both an elementary school principal and assistant superintendent of curriculum.
Andrew Lennon has been hired as director of business administration. For the past six years, Lennon worked as assistant business administrator and school district treasurer for the Ossining School District.