Dr. Roy Martin named new principal of Pequenakonck Elementary School


Dr. Roy Martin's first day as Pequenakonck Elementary School principal will be August 15, 2022. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

Dr. Roy Martin will be the new principal of Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.

The news was announced in an email sent from Superintendent Ken Freeston to North Salem Central School District families Monday afternoon. Martin will replace outgoing principal Mary Johnson, who announced her retirement in May.

“Dr. Martin offers us valuable continuity of leadership and was our overwhelming first choice among the applicants,” Freeston said. Martin joined PQ at the start of the 2021-2022 school year, replacing former assistant principal Dr. Stephanie Bell.

Read past coverage of Pequenakonck Elementary School leadership:

[Meet Dr. Roy Martin, the new Assistant Principal at PQ Elementary]
[Pequenakonck Elementary School principal Mary Johnson announces retirement, reflects on four decades in education]

Martin, who previously worked at schools in White Plains and the Bronx, was chosen from among six finalists for the position. The district’s interview committee was composed of parents, teachers, staff and Board members, Freeston said.

In an email sent to the North Salem Post, Martin expressed his excitement to take on the job. “North Salem is an incredible district to work for. I am elated to be part of this community and be able to continue the critical work that we are doing. My goal has always been to provide a high-quality educational experience for all students and to focus on what is best for kids. I am excited about the work ahead and humbled by this opportunity to serve the community.”

Martin’s first day as Pequenakonck Elementary School principal will be August 15.

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