Community Welcomes New Principal

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Before the start of the new school year, students and families were invited to a special meet and greet with Elwood Middle School’s newest principal, Dr. Christina Sapienza on Aug. 24. 

The district appointed Dr. Sapienza over the summer where she began her new position. The community arrived to the Elwood Middle School cafeteria where they were each greeted by Dr. Sapienza, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Maureen Hull. 

Board of Education members, vice president James Tomeo and trustee Heather Mammolito, were also in attendance to welcome the new principal. Dr. Bossert kicked off the informal meet and greet by expressing his excitement of having Dr. Sapienza join the Elwood school community.

“We knew we needed to find a real all-star for the students of Elwood Middle School,” he said. “Dr. Sapienza was a candidate who didn’t just want a job, she wanted a position in a district where she felt she could really be successful and make a difference. I am confident that she is the right person to do that here.” 

Before speaking one-on-one with students and families, Dr. Sapienza spoke to all in attendance about herself and her goals as an administrator. 

“Adolescence is a beautiful, challenging, messy time in our children’s lives,” she said. “I’m very passionate about creating programs and STEAM programs that not only offer them the opportunity for academic excellence but really develop mental responsiveness.” 

Throughout the event, refreshments were served and students and families were able to introduce themselves and ask questions to Dr. Sapienza.