Dear Pelham Parents,
I write to inform you that Judd Rothstein, Assistant Principal of Pelham Memorial High School, has announced his intention to pursue a new career opportunity at the conclusion of the school year. Mr. Rothstein joined the high school in 2015 and has had an incredible impact on our students for the past four years. On behalf of the District, I wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.
With the earlier announcement of PMHS Principal Jeannine Clark’s retirement at the end of June, we now have two vital positions to fill heading into next school year. Please know that while we recognize the challenge of selecting both a new principal and assistant principal, we are confident that our administration, teachers and staff are well equipped to ensure a smooth transition and continuity for our students.
The District will soon launch a broad search for the high school principal. Securing this important leadership position first will allow the chosen candidate to contribute to the search for an assistant principal.
In the coming weeks, the District will seek staff and community feedback for both high school positions as well as the Siwanoy principalship through Thoughtexchange and stakeholder focus groups. This will help us identify specific qualities that are most desired for the positions. Applications for all positions will be screened by District administration and top applicants will be invited to meet with representative groups of administrators, teachers/staff, and parents and students. Finalists will then be interviewed by the Superintendent’s cabinet and the recommended candidates will also meet with the Board of Education. We anticipate all three positions to be filled by the end of the school year, ensuring that there is ample time for a smooth transition.
We are fortunate to have incredible leaders and know that they will be difficult to replace. At the same time, we are confident that the future of our schools is bright, and we look forward to a robust and effective search for their successors.
Cheryl H. Champ, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools