Community News
Local News
Our Schools

New Principal at Sleepy Hollow High School Named

• Bookmarks: 26

May 11, 2021

By Rick Pezzullo—

A new principal has been chosen to lead Sleepy Hollow High School. Deborah Brand will succeed Dr. Tracey Smith at the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Rotary Duck Derby in Tarrytown

Brand joins Public Schools of the Tarrytowns from the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District in Orange County, where she has served as high school principal since 2017.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Brand join our administrative team as the new principal of Sleepy Hollow High School,” said Superintendent of Schools Chris Borsari. “Her range of experience in the classroom and as an administrator, combined with her leadership in several areas that are priorities in our district, make her an ideal addition to our district and I look forward to her partnership.”

Brand, who is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at CUNY-Hunter College, previously served as assistant principal at Yorktown High School for four years, where she supervised and evaluated general education and special education English and Social Studies teachers, the Guidance Department and the Music Department, among other responsibilities.

Earlier in her educational career, Brand taught English, served as an English Department chair and coached basketball in several schools in New York, New Jersey and Louisiana.

Brand said everyone she came in contact with during the interview process expressed tremendous pride for the school, the district and the community.

“The district embraces the idea that growth and improvement are essential in addressing the challenges that students and families face today,” Brand said. “That kind of mindset mirrors my own as an educator and as a person. I hope that I will be able to help Sleepy Hollow High School and Tarrytown UFSD meet the needs of all our stakeholders, and I cannot wait to learn from and with the people of Tarrytown.”

Share the News!
Andrea Martone - Westchester and Rivertowns Real Estate - Houlihan Lawrence agent

Irvington Student Wins International Film Award

By Hannah Lustyik-- Kate Abrams, a seventh grader from Irvington Middle School, has won an inaugural international film competition. The...
Read More

June 2021 TEAC News

Read More

The 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Visits Lyndhurst

By Steve Sears--- The Westminster Kennel Club has selected one of the most beautiful locations in America to hold its...
Read More

State Police Find No Crime in Harassment Investigation Involving Sleepy Hollow Teacher

By Brianna Staudt-- New York State Police confirmed Thursday they opened, and then closed, an aggravated harassment investigation into a...
Read More

Groundbreaking Held for Affordable Housing Project at YMCA Facility

By Rick Pezzullo---  A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday for an affordable housing development on the grounds of the YMCA...
Read More

Sleepy Hollow High Girls’ Lacrosse Squad Makes School History

By Tom Pedulla-- The success of the Sleepy Hollow High School girls’ lacrosse program, which closed the regular season with...
Read More

Irvington Board Enacts North Broadway Re-Zoning Plan That Favors Moderate And Affordable Housing

By Barrett Seaman— After nearly three hours of public hearings, dominated largely by neighbors opposed to the density of its...
Read More

Greenburgh Petition Aims To Slow Edgemont Incorporation Campaign

By Sue Treiman— Greenburgh officials fired off the latest salvo in the battle over Edgemont’s proposed incorporation Saturday when political...
Read More

Villages Face A Host Of Decisions On Legalized Marijuana

By Barrett Seaman— As of April 1st, it is legal in New York State for adults 21 and over to...
Read More

The Receptacle Project: An Artistic Work in Progress

By James Carsey-- The Receptacle Project, created by Dobbs Ferry artist Harriet Cherry Cheney, doesn’t quite fit into one particular...
Read More
26 recommended
0 notes
bookmark icon


The Hudy Indy welcomes comments. All comments are held for moderation and may take a day or two to publish.

Write a comment...

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *