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Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire all students to be confident, passionate learners with the courage and skills to lead their lives with integrity, while contributing to our global community with creativity and compassion.

1601 Newbridge Road
North Bellmore, NY 11710
Tel: (516) 992-3116
Fax: (516) 992-3214
Interim Principal: Ms. Amanda Licci


Welcome to Newbridge Road Elementary School!

As interim principal, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to any and all community members visiting our page. Here at Newbridge Road, my aim is to create a safe and supportive learning environment in which each student receives an exemplary education while achieving his/her best academically, socially, and emotionally.
I recognize that in order to meet with success and work to their potential, our children need support from both the home and school. As partners- parents, students, teachers, staff and administrators- we share the responsibility for our children’s progress. I view parents/guardians as equal partners in providing our children with meaningful educational experiences and I truly believe that communication is the key to doing so. Together, we will continue to build upon the excellence of our school community and provide the best for the children of Newbridge Road Elementary School.

The district’s mission states that it is essential for us “…to inspire all students to be confident, passionate learners with the courage and skills to lead their lives with integrity, while contributing to our global community with creativity and compassion.” It is with effort that we will strive to unlock the true potential of each and every student. In the words of Maria Montessori, “Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.” Together we will grow our children to transform this world and be the leaders they have the potential to be!

The faculty, staff and I will work diligently to create the educational foundation upon which the children at Newbridge Road grow, while keeping the district’s mission and core values at heart. We will model diligence, resilience, and perseverance as our children continue to develop and strengthen these very skills. I am looking forward to taking part in the learning and growth of all of our students this year.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. One of the strongest attributes of the North Bellmore School District is our relationship with the community, and I plan to foster that connection during my time as Newbridge’s Interim Principal.

Warm regards,
Amanda Licci

Interim Principal

Current News

Pinwheels Have a Purpose for Peace

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Large pinwheels in front of Newbridge Road Elementary School reflected a shared desire among students, staff and the community for world peace. The pinwheels were placed in front of the school on Sept. 20 so when the sun rose the following morning for the International Day of Peace, they would already be there as a visual reminder.

The PTA provided a pinwheel for every class, and each student could sign his or her name on one of the fins. Classes went outside throughout the day to place them near the rock garden, adjacent to the main entrance. By the end of the day, there were more than 20 pinwheels spinning in the breeze, including ones signed by teachers and staff.

“We live peace day every day at Newbridge Road School,” Interim Principal Amanda Licci said. “The pinwheels represent our pledge to be peaceful.”

Teachers shared videos about the purpose of the International Day of Peace and also read books that promoted peace. In classroom discussions, students learned that they could show peace to others through kindness and acceptance.

New Personnel Director, Interim Principal are Familiar Faces

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The North Bellmore School District announces a pair of administrative appointments for the 2021-2022 school year. Denise Fisher, who served as principal of Newbridge Road Elementary School for the past six years, moves into a new role as the district’s director of personnel. Replacing her will be Amanda Licci, who will be the interim principal of Newbridge Road for the upcoming school year.

Ms. Fisher has two decades of experience as an educator, including nine as an administrator. She taught sixth grade for 11 years – five in New York City and six at Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale. After nine months as interim assistant principal of Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School, she came to North Bellmore in 2013 as assistant principal of Saw Mill Road Elementary School and was there for two years before taking the reins of Newbridge Road.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Queens College, a master’s degree in education from Cambridge College and a master’s degree in school and district administration from Touro College. In her new position, Ms. Fisher will coordinate the hiring process for staff at all levels, observe and evaluate teachers, oversee the approval of professional development opportunities and ensure compliance with all employment regulations, among numerous other responsibilities.

Ms. Fisher said she looks forward to working with Superintendent Marie Testa and the board of education to uphold the district’s mission and core values, while supporting students in helping find the most qualified and caring teachers and staff.

“I am excited for this opportunity and am extremely fortunate to be continuing my professional journey with the North Bellmore community,” she said. “I have spent six wonderous years at Newbridge Road and am truly grateful for the partnerships and relationships that were created.”

Ms. Licci has been a teacher in North Bellmore since 1998, having taught kindergarten, first, second and third grades at Martin Avenue and Park Avenue elementary schools. She also served as a districtwide instructional coach, supporting teachers and students at all five elementary schools.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from Hofstra University and, as an undergraduate, completed her student teaching in North Bellmore. Ms. Licci also earned a master’s degree in literacy studies from Hofstra and a master’s degree in school district administration from Touro College.

“Working in North Bellmore has been so rewarding for me due to the countless relationships I’ve established through the years with students, families, teachers, paraprofessionals, staff members, administrators and more,” she said. “Beginning a new position at Newbridge Road Elementary School means that established relationships will be strengthened, while new ones will be built. I look forward to getting to know the students and families at Newbridge Road as I work alongside the wonderful staff there to make 2021-2022 an amazing school year.”


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