SHERBURNE – Earlier this month, Sherburne-Earlville Central School District welcomed two new important additions. Antoinette Halliday was just hired as the district’s elementary school principal and Julie Thompson as the new high school principal.
“I'm very excited to work with both of them,” said Eric Schnabl, the district’s new superintendent.
Halliday and Thompson were strong candidates for their respective positions and have been working diligently to learn and embrace their responsibilities as leaders in the district.
Halliday worked as assistant principal for seven years under John Douchinsky, the previous elementary school principal.
“He is a terrific role model and mentor. Together, we have implemented several initiatives, and I wanted the opportunity to continue this work,” Halliday said in an email interview. “I am honored to be appointed as the elementary principal in a district that has been such a big part of my life. Sherburne-Earlville is a place that nurtures professional growth, and I have certainly benefited from this environment. I hope to be able to lead in a way that fosters growth in others.”
In terms of education, Halliday received her Master's degree in Special Education from Mansfield University and a Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Cortland. Following her certification, she worked in a few different school districts before coming to S-E, where she experienced working in a variety of teaching roles that have given her a deep knowledge of the different departments.