Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk will welcome its new principal this coming fall.
"I've just learned from a lot of good leaders, who have kind of helped me hone my own skills and prepare me for this next phase in my life," said Sakey.
Albert Sakey, the assistant principal at Western Middle School in Greenwich, will officially become Nathan Hale's new principal starting in July.
"Nathan Hale; the school mirrors Western a lot," said Sakey.
With about 600 students in total, Nathan Hale has about one hundred more than Western.
"Middle School is just one of those age groups where students are sort of at a crossroads in terms of where they're going to be going with the rest of the their lives and one of the things I've shared with my students all the time is that by the time you leave middle school, you have to understand why school is important."
As a former special education supervisor and with six years of experience at Western Middle School, Sakey says he's looking forward to working with the Norwalk Board of Education and school staff to maximize learning.
"It's going to take a village to raise our children, so when I say a village, I mean that in every aspect of the word," said Sakey. "Everyone from our cafeteria workers to our school bus drivers to our custodians to the office staff to teachers, to parents to community members. Every one has to become involved to make Nathan Hale the school that we want it to be."
Sakey will replace Nathan Hale's current principal Joseph Rodriguez. He says he's determined to work closely with parents and the Norwalk community to provide a well-knit learning atmosphere within the school.
In December of 2013, Sackey was named the 2014 Connecticut Middle School Assistant Principal of the year. For more on this, view It's Relevant News coverage at: