Students at will soon say goodbye to their long time principal Arlene Mullin and welcome in a familiar face to take her place.
Stephanie Montecalvo was named as Mullin’s replacement and will begin as Fort Salonga’s principal at the start of the new school year.
Mullin was principal at the school for 21 years and spent her entire tenure as a principal there.
“She found her love and stayed, built up the program and hired most of the staff,” said Susan Agruso, district superintendent.
Montecalvo was a teacher in the district and became an assistant principal, sharing her time between and Fort Salonga.
“Stephanie knows the K-3 program very well,” said Agruso. “She has been at the schools for five years.”
Several students were recognized for their achievements at a recent board meeting. Tina Carbone was a winner in the Skills USA Regional Competition. Other recognitions included Science Olympiad participants from William T. Rogers and participants in the National Spanish Exam.
The district also celebrated a big win taking first place in the Continental Math League Nationals for grade three.
Special Olympics participants were honored and were given a standing ovation by the auditorium for their efforts.