Message From Our New Principal

Post date: Aug 31, 2016 6:23:08 PM

Dear Robert F. Kennedy Community,

I am excited and truly honored to be named the acting Principal of Robert F. Kennedy High School and become a member of this vibrant school community. I look forward to working with all members of our school community to carry on the mission of providing a strong education foundation that will enable our students to be lifelong learners as well as prepare them to be successful in life. Working together, I am confident that we will be able to provide our students with a truly challenging and enriching high school experience. A rich array of extra-curricular activities will further enhance the quality of what we are able to offer them.

I would also like to take this opportunity to provide you with insights into my prior service within the New York City Department of Education. Prior to coming to Robert F. Kennedy, I served for four years as the Principal of Townsend Harris at Queens College. For the past six years, I have been mentoring Assistant Principals who aspire to become Principals. I spent nine years at Thomas Edison Career and Technical Education High School in Queens, five as a Principal and four as the Assistant Principal of Social Studies. Prior to that, I served seven years at Forest Hills High School as the Assistant Principal of Administration and as a teacher. I believe that having more than twenty years in our school system with various leadership positions has provided me with invaluable experience and preparation to succeed in the role of Principal at Robert F. Kennedy High School and together we can bring our school to the next level of success.


Anthony Barbetta

Principal (I.A.)