East Hampton High School Welcomes New Principal 

The East Hampton Union Free School District is proud to welcome James Crenshaw as the new principal of East Hampton High School, beginning July 1. Mr. Crenshaw joins the district after most recently serving as the principal of the Westhampton Beach Learning Center at Eastern Suffolk BOCES. 

During his work there, Mr. Crenshaw oversaw overall functioning for special education programs at the school and at three off-site programs. In addition, he effectively managed the program budget, assisted in the development of prevocational curriculum and implemented a positive-behavior intervention and supports program. Prior to his work at the Westhampton Beach Learning Center, Mr. Crenshaw had served as a middle school assistant principal in the Bay Shore Union Free School District and as an assistant principal at Longwood High School in the Longwood Central School District. 

With 10 years of administrative experience, Mr. Crenshaw also has considerable expertise in the facilitation of professional development opportunities for staff and high school curriculum mapping across content areas. He has led a plethora of staff development initiatives.

“I am looking forward to joining the East Hampton community as principal of the high school,” Mr. Crenshaw said. “I have been fortunate to have had diverse experiences in my 10 years as an administrator, and the focus of my career has always been to create a safe environment to maximize student growth. Being dedicated to helping students is more than a job; it is part of who I am. I am excited to bring my education and my work experience to the service of the East Hampton community.”

Mr. Crenshaw holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University at Albany, formerly the State University of New York at Albany; a Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University and a certificate of advanced study from The College of Saint Rose. He is pursuing his doctoral degree from St. John’s University. Additionally, he holds New York State certifications in school building leadership, school district leadership and school social work and is a licensed master social worker.