Swatland named Williamsville East Principal
Brian Swatland has been named the new principal at Williamsville East High School. The Board of Education appointed Swatland at its meeting Tuesday night. He begins his new position October 15.
Mr. Swatland is currently an assistant principal at Williamsville North, a role he has held since 2015. Prior to that, he was a Physical Education Teacher for 13 years at North. “Mr. Swatland has done a tremendous job as an assistant principal at North and certainly is going to be a true credit to East High School as he assumes the principal responsibilities there,” said Dr. Martzloff.
Before joining the North staff in 2001, Mr. Swatland taught in Buffalo Public Schools and St. Mark’s Catholic School in Buffalo. He attended Canisius College where he earned bachelors and master’s degrees in Physical Education, and a master’s in Educational Leadership. He holds New York State certification as a PE Teacher and as a School Building Leader. Mr. Swatland is a member of the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame, inducted in 2013 for his collegiate football career. He has extensive high school coaching experience in multiple sports including wrestling, boys’ track and field, and football.
“I cannot tell you how excited I am to begin to be a part of the culture of excellence that exists at East High School and ingrain myself in the community,” Mr. Swatland said.
Mr. Swatland replaces Anthony Scanzuso who was named Assistant Superintendent for Exceptional Education and Student Services in July, replacing Dr. Anna Cieri who is retiring.
Williamsville East High School is located at 151 Paradise Rd., East Amherst, and has an enrollment of about 1,000 students.