Our staff person of the month is Vice Principal Mr. Luis Henriques, Mr. Henriques served as interim principal while Principal Michael West was on leave at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Mr. Henriques stepped in and did a remarkable job serving as our interim principal. He was responsible for getting this enormous building with all of its intricate details ready for the school year. He worked well with our custodial staff as well as the rest of our administrative team, which was no small task.
Mr. Henriques was born in Portugal and immigrated to the United States in 1988. He attended Ann Street School and East Side HS. He was a member of the track and cross country teams and graduated in 1997. Mr. Henriques then attended Montclair State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Social Studies teacher’s certificate in 2002. He then went back to Montclair State University for graduate school and graduated with a Masters in Educational Administration and Supervision in 2008.
His entire professional career in Education has been at East Side. He began his career as a history teacher while simultaneously serving as the track coach, he then moved on to become the Director of Athletics and then to his current role as Vice Principal.
Mr. Henriques is married and has two little boys whose names are Adrien and Daniel. His boys are his biggest inspiration and the center of his life.
Mr. Henriques is a true embodiment of the phrase;
Once and East Sider, Always an East Sider!
Again congratulations and thank you for Mr. Luis Henriques for being our staff person of the month.