Meet the Administrators

Meet the Administrators

Homer Brink Administration

Linda Kelly
Linda Kelly was the principal at Maine Memorial Elementary School from 2012-2020. Before becoming principal, Mrs. Kelly served as the school’s assistant principal for one year. She was also the Homer Brink Elementary School assistant principal for three years.

Mrs. Kelly began her career at Maine-Endwell as a teacher at Homer Brink where she taught grades 3-5, and she also taught seventh grade reading at the Middle School.

Mrs. Kelly received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Justice from State University of New York at Oswego and her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education N-6 from State University of New York at Cortland. She received her Master of Science Degree in Reading K-12, and a Certification of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from State University of New York at Cortland.
 

Molly Goosman, Homer Brink Assistant Principal

Molly Goosman is in her fouth year as Homer Brink assistant principal. Mrs. Goosman is a former Homer Brink teacher and has taught Early Education, 1st and 5th grades. She, additionally, was an assistant principal in surrounding schools until she could return home to Maine-Endwell.  
 
Mrs. Goosman supports the curricular, emotional, and social needs of the Homer Brink students with continual interaction and contact. She spends a great deal of time with students organizing clubs, school wide events such as STEAM Curriculum days, and overseeing the Universal Pre-K programs for the district.

Mrs. Goosman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art and Children’s Programs from Empire State College, and her Master of Science degree in Elementary Education from Elmira College. She earned her School District and Building Leader certification from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Mrs. Goosman is married, has three children, and lives locally.
 

The Role of the Elementary School Principal

Maine-Endwell’s elementary school principals oversee all aspects of elementary education and programs and are liaisons for their building, reporting directly to the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education. Principals are involved in all aspects of curriculum, programs, and decisions pertaining to early kindergarten through fifth grade.
 
They oversee all elementary New York State testing, all student assessments, goals, professional staff and non-instructional staff observations and evaluations (APPR). They provide professional development opportunities for staff, and are members of, and oversee, all committees involved in elementary programs.
 
Other principal duties include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Building Level DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Compliance Officer
  • Oversee Aspects of Day-to-Day Operations of the Building
  • Creation and Implementation of Building Schedules
  • Oversight of Building Security & Student Safety
  • Building-Level Personnel Hiring
  • Maintaining School Web Page
  • Student Discipline
  • Parent Relations
  • Represent Building at Board of Education and BOCES Meetings; Presentations to Board of Education
  • Work with PTA groups
  • Field Trips
  • Create and Oversee Building Budget
  • Staff Mentoring
  • Implementation and Oversight of District Policies
  • Implementation and Oversight of Building Policies
  • Oversee District’s Universal Pre-K Program (assistant principal)
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