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Christopher Shields ‘92 has taken over as principal of South Salem Elementary School in Port Washington, N.Y.

A government and law graduate, Shields worked briefly as a financial analyst before deciding that he had been more stimulated by his previous experiences working with children. He taught and coached lacrosse at two different schools while earning his master’s in elementary education and an administrative certification at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

He served as assistant principal at a Suffolk County elementary school and was hired for the same position at a Port Washington middle school three years ago. Shields took part in the reopening of South Salem Elementary.

“Lafayette was a great experience,” he says. “I make a point of going back on a yearly basisThere were great professors and great mentors, and experiences like traveling to the former Soviet Union with Professor [Robert] Weiner and Africa with Professor [Rexford] Ahene gave me an understanding of world cultures. I felt prepared for any field.”

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