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February 17, 2013

New Peru Elementary principal brings experience


“I just feel like it’s really going to be a great fit for me professionally.”


Still, noted Slattery, who has served as principal of Beekmantown Elementary for the past four years, he values the time he has spent at BCSD. 

“It has been my distinct privilege to be the leader of Beekmantown Elementary School, and I will truly miss every student, family, faculty and staff member I have worked with.

“I have the deepest respect for this wonderful group, our accomplishments with students, and I will always hold a special place in my heart for Eagle pride,” he said.  

Slattery’s official last day at BCSD will be March 1. However, he said, when the district aligns his permanent or interim replacement, he will take a personal day from Peru Central to meet with that person and try to make his or her transition into Beekmantown Elementary as smooth as possible. 


Before joining BCSD, Slattery served as assistant principal of Northeastern Clinton Middle High School for two years and a special-education teacher at Plattsburgh High School for four years. 

He began his career in education as a special-education teacher at Champlain Valley Educational Services. 

“We’re very excited about having Matt join our team,” Peru Central Superintendent Dr. Patrick Brimstein told the Press-Republican.  

He noted that Slattery brings a lot of experience, as well as a love of the North Country.  

“I think he was by far the most desirable candidate,” the superintendent said. 

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