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Principal's Corner

Welcome to Cantiague




A Message from Our Principal

Dr. Joseph Sapienza

Dear Cantiague Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to a new school year! I hope that the summer has afforded you the opportunity to spend time with loved ones going on adventures, exploring new places, and learning new things. It is an honor to serve as principal of this fine learning community. I have been dedicated to the field of education for the past 16 years; most of them spent in the Jericho School District. In addition to my role as an educator and leader, I enjoy playing the part of Dad to my three children: Tyler, 11; Julie, 9; and Jack, 7. I am excited and eager to bring my skills and experiences as a leader and parent to Cantiague, and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

Our commitment to providing a safe and secure learning environment where students grow academically, socially, and emotionally make Cantiague the special place that it is. At the heart of our school is a dedicated and committed faculty and staff who continue to do a wonderful job preparing to welcome your children back to school. Our custodial staff has ensured that our campus and building are ready to welcome students back. In keeping with the notion of continuous learning, our faculty have participated in a variety of professional development opportunities as they await the arrival of their new students. Our clerical and non-instructional staff have made certain that all procedures for an effective and efficient opening are in place. We are ready. We are eager. We cannot wait to meet your kids!!

Cantiague is extremely fortunate to have an active PTA presence who fosters a tight-knit school-to-home relationship. Our PTA is always exploring new ways for families to be involved in our school community through rewarding experiences for our students. As we embark on a new school year with many opportunities to come together as a community, please consider getting involved in our PTA.

I thank you for your warm welcome and support as we embark on the 2022-2023 school year. As a Cantiague community, we will teach each other, learn from each other, and support each other along the journey of educating our children. I am eager to begin that journey with you.


Warm Regards,

Joseph Sapienza, Ed.D.