Message from the Principal : Dr. Melissa Pittman


August 2021


Greetings Upper Nyack Parents, Families, and Students!


It is with great pleasure and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as the new Principal of Upper Nyack Elementary School. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of learning and growing!


In collaboration with the teachers, staff, and administration, I will work hard to continue supporting the success established at Upper Nyack Elementary by building strong relationships with parents, students, and the community. It is my goal to continue Nyack’s tradition of embedding the seven core competencies of Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Compassion, Content Mastery and Cultural Awareness in each of our children to establish a love of learning that continues throughout the course of their lifetime.  


I am looking forward to partnering with you to ensure all of our children reach their full potential. This only happens when children receive support from both home and school. As we continue developing this strong partnership, the difference will be seen in your child’s learning academically, socially, and emotionally.


I am thrilled to join the Nyack community and I look forward to guiding our children through this stage of their educational journey!




Melissa E. Pittman, EdD

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