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About Our School

Our Principal


Mrs. Patricia Acocella
Forest Avenue Principal


As a proud graduate of the West Babylon Schools, Mrs. Acocella began her teaching career within the district in 1984.  She started her career teaching business and psychology courses in the West Babylon High School from 1984 to 1987.  Then, she spent many years at the elementary level, teaching fourth and fifth grades at both South Bay Elementary School and JFK Elementary School. Following a short maternity leave, she returned to West Babylon as the district’s Elementary Math Specialist, and prior to her appointment as Forest Avenue’s principal, she also served as the district’s Math and Science Chairperson at the West Babylon Junior High School.

In addition to a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Mrs. Acocella also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.

As the building principal, she strives to make each day a Fabulous Forest Day!