New Administrative Dean Reaches Out To Whitman Families

I want students to know that I am trustworthy and dependable with high expectations for them to succeed. - Dr. Kendall Richards
I want students to know that I am trustworthy and dependable with high expectations for them to succeed. - Dr. Kendall Richards

The South Huntington community welcomes Dr. Kendall Richards as our new Walt Whitman High School Administrative Dean for Grades 9-10. Dr. Richards is a seasoned administrator and gifted communicator who enjoys universal respect in the education community. He will be replacing Corey Blair who has moved from Administrative Dean to Supervisor of Guidance.  Dr. Richards brings 8 years of experience in both the middle school and high school as Dean of Success Academy Charter School in NYC.

Before becoming an administrator at Success Academy, Dr. Richards was a school social worker for 8 years in Rockville Center and looks forward to coming back into public education. “Dr. Richards is a natural fit for our school district family,” said Board of Education President Nicholas Ciappetta. “I have every confidence that he will hit the ground running and develop immediate connections with students, staff, and parents alike.

Dr. Richards brings prior experience within the South Huntington learning community as a school social work intern with Dave Perkins at Stimson Middle School and loved the experience. “I want students to know that I am trustworthy and dependable with high expectations for them to succeed,” said Dr. Richards.  “Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for their actions.”

Our new Dean is very fair and accommodating and will bend over backward to support each student socially, academically, and emotionally, whether it’s in school or outside of school in order to make sure they have every opportunity to achieve their goals. “I want parents to know that I’m reliable and available as someone they can reach out to.  I fully believe that effective communication will help better equip and support each individual student.”   

Dr. Richards may be contacted at (631) 812-3852 or krichards@shufsd.org