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Garden Street Principal to Head to Westchester School

One Board of Education trustee called the outgoing administrator a "superstar."

Principal Eileen McGuire will begin a new job in White Plains a little more than a week after the last round of students bound for summer break leave the building.

McGuire, who officials , will serve as principal of  starting next month.

Brewster Central School District's Board of Education approved the elimination of an elementary administrative position during a meeting Tuesday night, in accordance with .

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Superintendent Dr. Jane Sandbank said that White Plains school officials visited Garden Street during the hiring process, and they noted the close-knit feel of the school.

"There was a lot of talk around the table about Garden Street being a family," Sandbank said with a smile. "And they said, 'So, we'll take good care of her as she joins our family,' and I think that said it all."

Sandbank told McGuire she would be missed, and commended her on the "remarkable" contributions she's made during her time at Brewster.

The superintendent wasn't the only one praising McGuire, who was in attendance. Board Trustee A. Gerald Schramek called the outgoing administrator a "superstar."

"She's a professional, outstanding human being," he said at the meeting. "The kids love her, we love her, and I'm so happy that you're going to be down in White Plains, but at the same token, so sad that you're not going to be at Brewster. I wish you nothing but the best."

Whether monitoring dismissal, leading  or  at the , McGuire is a very familiar face to the youngsters at Garden Street.

"I have been very fortunate ... these past four years," she told Patch. "It has been an incredible experience. Brewster has been a great place to work and is a community that supports education."

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The real facts June 06, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Eileen, you will be missed. You are a great Principal and Brewsters loss is White Plains gain. We had a great working relationship and the Best of Luck to you. Brewster Chief J.D.
Ashley Tarr June 06, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I think a lot of folks agree with you, Chief. One of our Facebook friends left this comment on the Patch page (http://www.facebook.com/SEBrewsterPatch): "What a tremendous loss to Brewster Schools. White Plains has no idea how lucky there are. I remember her telling the PTA during an introduction meeting that she'd know the name of every student in the school within a few weeks, and she certainly did. She made such a difference in my daughters elementary education experience, and I feel truly blessed."

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