Message From Our Principal

Message From Our Principal

Welcome to Burns Avenue Elementary School! As the new principal, I am both honored and humbled to be writing this letter of introduction. In just the few interactions I have had with staff, students and families so far, it is abundantly clear this is a special place.

Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to educating children from all walks of life. I was attracted to both the Hicksville Public Schools and Burns Avenue Elementary School because their values align with my core belief that all students deserve a top notch education that effectively meets their emotional and academic needs.

As I make this important transition to Burns Avenue, I am aware of the anticipation and eagerness that accompanies new leadership in any organization. It is expected and understandable. Change can provoke both excitement and anxiety. An excellent education is not possible without the great collaboration of students, parents and staff. My goal is to spend my first several months learning about our school and building strong relationships with students, teachers and families. I eagerly look forward to getting to know the Burns Avenue community, and learn about your hopes and dreams for our kids. Furthermore, you will find me in the hallways, classrooms and on the playground getting to know your children.

It is a privilege to have been selected to serve this community, and I will work hard to gain your trust and respect as the Burns Avenue principal. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to discuss.


John Comer, Ed.D.