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Longest-Serving Principal In City Dismisses School For The Last Time

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After 50 years at a school in Brooklyn, a principal rang the dismissal bell for the last time.

Madeleine Brennan, 90, the longest-serving principal in the history of New York City, was surrounded by faculty and students of Dyker Heights Intermediate School, celebrating her long career.

"She just didn't graduate a handful of children. She's graduated tens of thousands of children that have gone on to live in our communities, and to be successful police officers, nurses, doctors, are professional. You name it, she's done it," said State Senator Martin Golden.

Prior to her appointment as principal, Brennan served as a teacher and an assistant principal at the school.

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