Written by Gregory Giaconelli, Hicksville@AntonNews.com Friday, 30 August 2013 00:00
Brijinder Singh is ready for retirement after serving as principal for Hicksville High School for 12 years. Singh got her start as a biology and science teacher where she taught at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica, Queens. She also taught at Central Park East Secondary School in Manhattan and served on the Board of Education at Flushing High School. She also was a part of the Queens College Biology Department for 17 years.
Singh is proud of the time spent in Hicksville, where she had great experiences, wonderful students and dedicated teachers to work with. “Honestly, it is very exciting and I will miss the energy the students bring to the building,” said Singh. The job as principal of a large high school is no easy task. “You need to think of things that need to be done 24/7,” she added. “You have to be available all the time.”
Singh’s plan for retirement is to spend more time with her family and friends. She is looking forward to traveling, reading, cooking and gardening. After working all those years and dedicating herself to the educational system, she is ready to spend some quality time at home. “I always believed in balance,” stated Singh. “You want to be able to make time for work, family, and yourself.” The latter two will be her next priority.