Forest Avenue Elementary School Principal


Mrs. Manchisi greeting her new students on her first day at Forest Avenue

Dear Forest Avenue Family,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you, as the newly appointed Principal of Forest Avenue Elementary School! It is a privilege and honor to have been provided the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of excellence. I am a proud mom of three children and a silly dachshund named Zoe, who I love to share stories about and cannot wait for you all to meet! I began my career as an Elementary Teacher in the Farmingdale School District, and most recently an Instructional Assistant Principal in the Baldwin School District.

It is my uncompromising view that all students can learn, given a positive learning atmosphere that welcomes exploration and inquiry and enhances student confidence in the learning process. I am thrilled to begin my next journey alongside the students, faculty, families and entire West Babylon Community. I look forward to meeting you and working with you as a team, to help each student at Forest Avenue meet their goals and have a continued, successful school year!

Warm Regards,
Gayle Manchisi