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Tamarac Elementary School

Principal's Message

Dear Tamarac Elementary School Community,

I hope this letter finds you and all your loved ones safe and healthy. It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as Tamarac’s new interim principal. I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself.

The 2020-2021 school year will be my 17th year in education. I made a career change through the New York City Teaching Fellows program after working as a defined benefits administrator at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 5 years. I began my teaching career in the NYC school system where I worked as a math teacher for 8 years in Queens, NY. After moving to Long Island, I decided to take a position as a bilingual mathematics teacher in the Uniondale Union Free School District. It is there that I began as an administrative intern and pursued my Doctor in Education degree. In 2017, I accepted a position as an assistant principal at Sachem HS East and have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Sachem Central School District since. My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years and have two wonderful boys that will enter Kindergarten and 3rd grade this school year. We are also proud parents of three 4-legged boys, named Mason, Trooper, and Teddy.

I am both, honored and humbled by this extraordinary opportunity and want you to know that I do not take this responsibility lightly. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this community and feel so fortunate to be a part of it. I know that you have all been through many changes in the past year and that this experience has been unlike any other. I hope to be a face of comfort, support, and stability for you and our children as we work together to navigate these uncharted waters.

I look forward to meeting all of you soon. In the meantime, if there are any concerns or if you wish to discuss anything with me, please do not hesitate to call, email, or schedule an appointment to meet with me. I am looking forward to a wonderful partnership and school year!

Educationally yours,
Brenda Almendarez-De Bello, Ed.D. 
Interim Principal
Tamarac Elementary School