• Cherry Avenue Elementary School Principal

    Dr. Lisa Ihne

    (631) 244-6700



Principal's Welcome

  • Dear Cherry Avenue Families:


    Welcome to the 2019-2020  school year!  It is an honor to work with so many caring and supportive students, staff and parents who are such an important part of the Cherry Avenue community.  Our dedicated faculty and staff provide for a positive and nurturing environment, while promoting active learning and academic excellence. Thanks to the devotion of staff and parents, students are afforded opportunities to reach their individual potential, focusing on both academics and social growth.  At Cherry Avenue, we value the importance of treating others with respect, in particular, following The Golden Rule, as our children become global citizens in this digital age.

    We recognize the importance of a strong home-school partnership and encourage ongoing communication.  As a result of  an overwhelming amount of support from our devoted and caring parents and teachers, in particular our PTA, our students are provided with many enjoyable cultural arts events/activities and a memorable school experience. Please consider joining the PTA and serving on committees. We are also fortunate to receive a great deal of support and involvement from our generous downtown community.

    On behalf of the Cherry Avenue staff, I welcome you and look forward to a productive and enriching year. Please feel free to contact me anytime by phone (631-244-6700), or via email: lihne@sayvilleschools.org


    Lisa Ihne, Ed.D.




    "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt