About the Principal

Mr. Michael McKeown
Mr. McKeown

I am honored to become the newest member of the Riverdale Public School community.  I am aware of the high level of education the district and community expect, and I look forward to collaborating with all of you in order to help Riverdale continue to deliver on those expectations.

My 17 year journey in education has been a wonderful experience. I spent the first five years of my career serving the Middle Country Central School District on Long Island first as the Project Challenge teacher, modifying curriculum for students who were ready for enrichment, and then as a member of the fifth grade team. The next 12 years were spent teaching grades 2, 4, and 5 for the Saddle Brook School District. I have had the opportunity to work with many dedicated professionals who understand the importance of community, collaboration, and consistency, just like the faculty and staff of Riverdale.  My college education has been through Plattsburgh State University and Arkansas State University.

I anticipate an excellent school year. I know that together we can create a vision of our future and build upon the strong foundation of Riverdale Public School for many years to come!

I look forward to meeting all of you in person.