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Easton Hazell named principal of Career Preparatory High School

Easton Hazell

Easton Hazell has been appointed to principal of the Nassau BOCES Career Preparatory High School in Westbury. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hazell had been the assistant principal of Nassau BOCES Center for Community Adjustment since 2009.  He was previously the Dean of students at Career Prep where he supervised the Behavioral Support Team and developed strategies for addressing behavioral problems.

He started his special education career in District 75 at Jim Thorpe High School in Brooklyn, NY, where he taught business math. Prior to joining Nassau BOCES, he taught math and science at Offsite Education Services High school in New York City Department of Education, and prepared students for reintegration to their school districts. He then joined Nassau BOCES Career Development Center as a Special Education teacher helping students to successfully pass the General Equivalent Diploma along with conducting CPI training as well as staff development on behavioral and curriculum development issues.

“I look forward to serving the students at CPHS and bringing my extensive background in special education and leadership to my new role as principal,” said Mr. Hazell.

Mr. Hazell has created and presented workshops for a variety of professional disciplines

As assistant principal, he collaborated with partner mental health agencies; hosted monthly curriculum meetings; oversaw, managed and maintained data on the school –based Positive Behavior Intervention Supports; and mentored newly hired assistant principals.

Mr. Hazell holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from York College, CUNY; a Masters in Special Education from Touro College; and a School Administration and Supervision Certification from The College of St. Rose, Albany.

About Career Preparatory High School

The Career Preparatory High School is an alternative high school that focuses on the social, emotional, prevocational and academic needs of students who come to Career Prep with a variety of behavioral difficulties accompanied by learning disabilities. There is a high staff-to-student ratio to better address the individual needs of each student in self-contained classroom settings