Dr. Christopher Kelly

  • Welcome to Saxton Middle School!

    It is an honor and a privilege to be the assistant principal of the Saxton Administration Team! Together we will navigate this building to be the most successful! I have proudly served as the Assistant Principal of Saxton Middle School for 4 years. Prior to that, I was a STEM, Math, Science and Technology teacher for 14 years. Before I heard the calling to become an educator, I sailed the world as a Merchant Mariner as a 3rd Assistant Engineer. Professionally, I hold a Bachelor of Engineering from Maritime College, a Master of Science in Education Degree from Dowling, a Professional Diploma from Stony Brook University, and a Doctorates in Educational Leadership & Supervision from St. John’s University. I believe middle school is a place where we are supposed to try new clubs and activities, take risks, make new friends, make mistakes, and make new discoveries. Together our staff of adults will help guide and grow our students into successful young adults.

    Please never hesitate to contact me at 631-687-6700 to assist you in whatever way I can.

    Be safe and be well.


    Educational Credo
    I believe that every child has a voice and we need to adjust our hearing to always make sure we can understand them.

    I believe that all teachers are students.  It is up to me to continue to teach and believe in them.  

    I believe in educating the whole child and it is my responsibility to support educators in this pursuit.

    I believe that learning should be fun, noisy, loud and at times look messy.  Those are the lessons our students will always remember.   

    I believe we are supposed to fall down in life, multiple times... for it is how we learn to pick ourselves up which defines us. 

    I believe in rigorous performance-based learning and assessment practices.

    I believe it is my responsibility to help bring out the best in everyone I work with.

    I believe that if we are not true to ourselves, the students will see right through us. 

    I believe if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.

    I believe being an educator is a calling and a privilege and we are all fortunate to be a part of our students lives. 
Dr. Kelly