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Emily Howland Elementary




Mike Naylor - Principal Emily Howland Principal:
Mr. Mike Naylor
2384 Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026 

Principal's Annoucements:

PK-12 Open House / Curriculum Night Thursday 9-21-23 between the hours of 5:30-7:30 pm. 


June 30, 2023

Hello, Emily Howland families.

My name is Mike Naylor, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as your new principal at Emily Howland Elementary School. While starting on July 5, I had the pleasure of visiting the school on June 9 before summer vacation, and I was warmly welcomed by the students, teachers, and staff. It was evident from the moment I stepped through the doors that Emily Howland is a place filled with vibrant energy, mutual respect, and a strong sense of community. I have dedicated the majority of my career in public education to elementary school, which is an age group I deeply understand and cherish. Recently, I concluded a fulfilling 16-year chapter at Trumansburg Elementary School, where I held various positions, including classroom teacher, math curriculum coordinator, modified baseball coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal. Now, I feel truly honored to be named the new principal at Emily Howland Elementary School.

Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to receive numerous opportunities and second chances, shaping me into the person I am today. While I spent my early years in Fairbanks, Alaska, and later lived in Denver, Colorado, for several years, Trumansburg, New York, has been my home since 2006. I am married, and my wife and I have a blended family of three amazing children who have brought immeasurable fulfillment and taught me valuable life lessons, including the importance of laughing at myself.

Beyond my profession, I lead a well-rounded life fueled by various passions, hobbies, and interests. Spending quality time reading books and playing board games with my family and friends brings me great joy. I am an avid podcast enthusiast and have a keen interest in watching documentaries. As a lifelong athlete, I have played ice hockey at different levels, from my childhood to my time as a collegiate student-athlete and minor league professional. However, the hockey days are long behind me and my current favorite sports are biking, yoga, and hiking. My family and I share a passion for traveling, exploring different cities, embarking on road trips, and unwinding on the beach.

Before entering the field of education, I worked as a stockbroker and even ran my own business. Regardless of the industry, I have always been drawn to leadership roles. My personal interests, academic background, athletic experiences, and educational career have shaped my leadership style, which centers around leading by example. Becoming an elementary school leader and principal has been a long-standing aspiration of mine, and I am excited to take this next step in my career. I eagerly look forward to getting to know each of you personally, discovering your unique strengths, and uncovering all the remarkable aspects of Emily Howland Elementary School, Southern Cayuga Central School District, and the families within our community.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have. I am here to support you and ensure a nurturing and enriching educational experience for our students.

Kind regards,
Mike Naylor
Phone: (315) 364-7098

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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026