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Announcing the Next Principal of Turnpike Elementary

May 26, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the new Principal of Turnpike Elementary will be Mrs. Meredith Rivet. She was appointed as the new Turnpike Principal at the regularly scheduled Lansingburgh board meeting on May 24, 2021.

We will introduce you more to Mrs. Rivet with a Get To Know You Q&A closer to her start date as Turnpike Principal.

District Superintendent, Dr. Antonio Abitabile, sent the message below to all Lansingburgh families yesterday letting them know about Mrs. Rivet's appointment.


Lansingburgh School Community,

At last night’s BOE meeting, Mrs. Meredith Rivet was appointed as the next Principal of Turnpike Elementary School.

She has been in the education field for the last 15 years, with administrative and classroom instructional experience. She is currently the Instructional Supervisor for Howe Elementary School in the Schenectady City School District and prior to that was the Multi-Tiered Support Specialist (MTSS) Coordinator for Brunswick Central School District. As a teacher, she has taught in elementary grade level classrooms, been an Academic Intervention Service Reading Teacher and acted as the Social Studies & ELA Teacher Leader at Chatham Elementary School.

Her education background includes a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Reading from the College of Saint Rose and Certificates of Advanced Study in both School Building Leadership & District Leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Ms. Rivet impressed our interview committee, making her passion for education clear and showing great enthusiasm for taking on this important role in our District. I am confident in her ability to be the new building leader for Turnpike and look forward to families getting to know her better in the coming months.

Mrs. Rivet’s first day in the District is scheduled for July 1. In the meantime, Principal Knox will remain with us as Turnpike Elementary Principal through the end of this current school year.


Ever Upwards,

Dr. Antonio W. Abitabile, Ed. D.

LCSD Superintendent