Dr. Anthony Bridgeman
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”.
Dr. Bridgeman is a graduate of Hofstra University with a doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies. He also has three masters’ degrees: Education, Counseling, and Educational Leadership. Dr. Bridgeman also have post masters certificate in Family Therapy. He has been principal at West Islip High School since 2009. West Islip is an all-white school on the southern end of Long Island, New York. He is the first black person to be principal of an all-white school on Long Island.
Dr. Bridgeman is a highly skilled and overtly student-focused educational leader possessing a strong commitment to the development of students and staff, as well as a solid team player with a proven record of accomplishments in collaborating with school and local community. He has worked to increase student achievement, and maintaining excellence in education. He is a trustworthy professional with excellent interpersonal skills to develop strong and lasting relationships with all stakeholders of the school community.
Dr. B, Doc, or Dr. BMAN as he is affectionately known by his students and staff has had various positions in the educational and counseling field: teacher, program director, therapist, vice principal, and principal). He is also an adjunct college professor at Hofstra University, and St. Rose College, teaching educational leadership classes to teachers and administrators.
Dr. B has facilitated many workshops both in the United States and international countries. He has conducted workshops in Hawaii, New Orleans, San Diego, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Atlanta, and Grenada. He has presented at the Association of Supervision and Curriculum and Development (ASCD) International Conference.
Dr. B’s mission is to motivate, to educate, and inspire people.