SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Brian Donahue has been chosen as the new principal at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Shrub Oak, effective Sept. 1.

“The Northern Westchester Putnam Regional Board of Trustees and I are excited to have Mr. Donahue at the helm, and are excited to bring both his academic credentials and his Catholic faith to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School,” said Regional Superintendent Mary Jane Daley. “I am thrilled Mr. Donahue will be our new principal, and we all look forward to a bright future for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School.”

Donahue has worked as an elementary and middle school teacher, with educational experience in Catholic, charter, public and private school settings. For the past two years, Donahue has taught fifth grade at St. Eugene School in Yonkers. Prior to St. Eugene, Donahue taught sixth grade math at Equity Public Charter School in the Bronx, and second grade at the Waterside School in Stamford, Conn.

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Donahue holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in childhood education from Pace University.

He will replace former principal, Sister Gabriel Miriam Obraz, who served Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as principal for 43 years.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Sister Gabriel for her more than four decades of selfless devotion to our school, students, families, faculty and staff,” Daley said. “We will look to her steady leadership for a smooth transition with Mr. Donahue during the summer months.”