The Locust Valley Central School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam K. Javidi to the position of Assistant Principal at Locust Valley Elementary School. He will oversee the daily operations of Locust Valley Intermediate School. Mr. Javidi replaces Amy Watson, who was recently appointed the District’s Coordinator for ENL and World Languages, K-12.
For the past five years, Mr. Javidi has held the position of Assistant Principal at P.S. 452 in Manhattan, where he collaborated with staff and engaged families, resulting in the intellectual, physical, social and emotional success of the students.
Mr. Javidi has extensive knowledge of inclusive teaching practices and effective models of co-teaching and differentiated instruction. He has also invested time in forming relationships with students, staff and families, as when he established a parent book club that allowed him to facilitate conversations about child development, parenting and education. He spearheaded an initiative to bring to his school a social-emotional program that empowered student, staff and families to embrace and regulate their emotions. Mr. Javidi attended Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and also completed the program’s coaching institute, and will bring his knowledge and experience from those programs to Locust Valley.
Prior to his administrative position, Mr. Javidi taught first and second grades at P.S. 452 and fifth grade at P.S. 196 in Brooklyn. He implemented project-based units of study rooted in ELA, science and social studies standards. He also instituted a “classroom economy” in which students learned through self-regulation.
Mr. Javidi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Franklin & Marshall College, an Associate in Applied Science, Graphic Design degree from Parsons School of Design, a Master of Science in education, childhood education from Hunter College and a certificate of completion from the New York City Department of Education Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program. He holds certifications as a New York State school building leader and childhood educator.
The District welcomes Mr. Javidi and wishes him success in his new position.