Forum Scheduled for Pelham Middle School Prinicipal Candidate

The Pelham school board will interview Roelle following Wednesday night's forum.


The PTA is hosting a forum Wednesday for Robert Roelle, who is a candidate to become the new principal at the .

The Pelham school board announced Roelle, who currently serves as the principal at Prospect Hill Elementary School, during Monday’s school board meeting.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. inside the middle school library.

Following the forum, Roelle will be interviewed by the Board of Education.

Dennis Lauro, superintendent of Pelham schools, said a decision on whether or not to recommend Roelle to the school board will be made by April 16.

Roelle began his career in 1996 as an English/Language Arts and Social Studies teacher in Hertford County Middle School in North Carolina in 1996. He went on to Tuckahoe middle and high schools in Eastchester, where he went on to become the elementary technology integration specialist at the William E. Cottle Elementary School.

In 2006, Roelle started in 2006  working with elementary teachers in all four schools on the integration of technology as a learning tool and managing resources such as the K-5 math program, SuccessMaker. In 2007-08, he was named assistant director of technology and was responsible for the development and implementation of the elementary technology curriculum, managing curriculum mapping and professional development databases, and other duties.

Dr. Roelle received his BS in Education from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, an MA from New York University and an MS from the New York Institute of Technology as well as an advanced graduate degree in Educational Administration from the SUNY at Stony Brook. He also has an MS in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology and received his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University earlier this year.

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