For almost 25 years, Amy Nagy, the principal of Newport Elementary School, has worked in the field of education. Throughout her career, she has been employed as an elementary counselor, a teacher, a curriculum coordinator, and a principal. Nagy earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, her teaching certificate from the University of Michigan, her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, and her doctorate from the University of LaVerne.
She became the principal of Newport Elementary in 2004, when her family relocated from Michigan to Southern California. Dr. Nagy and her husband, Zoltan, are the proud parents of two wonderful boys, Michael, 18, and Nicholas, 16.
Dr. Nagy will be starting her ninth year at Newport El. Nagy shared, “I feel very fortunate and honored to work with such wonderful people. In the spring of 2012, we were recognized by the state of California as a Distinguished School. We’ve worked hard to implement systematic practices to improve student achievement. The two practices that were highlighted in our application were our response to intervention program and our writing workshops. Newport El has a great, dedicated team that includes a collaborative staff, fantastic student body, and supportive school community. Our journey and focus on continuous improvement will continue!”
Nagy added, “In addition to Newport Elementary’s focus on academics, our character education program continues to be an integral part of our curriculum. We believe this focus on developing good citizens is as important as the academics. We have some new ideas planned for the fall and look forward to showing our entire community that we truly are, ‘Best on the Beach.’”
Nagy gives credit to the outstanding staff and students, as well as the fantastic support that comes from the parents, PTA and NESF. “We are a great school because of these partnerships! I look forward to another great year!” Nagy concluded.