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Julia Drake at Springhurst Elementary School

Springhurst Elementary School Principal Julia Drake will be leaving at the end of this school year to join the Katonah-Lewisboro School District as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. She begins her new duties on July 1, succeeding Mary Ford, who is retiring.

Drake, a Hastings resident and product of its public schools, as well as Community Nursery School in Dobbs Ferry, has been Springhurst’s principal since 2011, presiding over a school of 700 students and 100 staff members. For three years prior, she was principal of P.S. 147 Isaac Remsen School (pre-K-5) in Brooklyn’s Bushwick section. She’ll be joining a district of nearly 2,900 students in five schools: Katonah, Meadow Pond, and Increase Miller elementary schools; John Jay Middle School; and John Jay High School.

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