It is an honor to be called “Principal of Memorial High School”.
Roots run deep in West New York, and I, along with many of the
students and teachers that are currently populating the halls today,
have parents and grandparents that once walked the same halls. The
halls and classrooms may be the same, but what is being taught and
how it is being taught has changed immensely.
Over the past years teaching techniques have changed in order to
keep up with the latest education trends. Technology has driven the
curriculum. All of the teachers have been given lap tops to enhance
their lessons, keep records, and communicate with parents and
administration. The freshman and sophomore academy enables the
students to be part of a small community inside of a larger school.
The freshman and sophomore academy also gives the teachers the
ability to collaborate with each other in order to meet each
student’s specific needs. As the students mature and matriculate
they are given the opportunity to choose an education track that
meets their needs.
The curriculum is challenging and always being scrutinized to ensure
that our graduates are prepared for college and life. Not only will
our students be prepared for college, they will also have the
opportunity to earn college credits during their senior year. Some
of our own faculty have gone through training and are adjunct
professors for the many colleges Memorial has partnerships with.
Memorial is not only thriving academically, but also meets the
students’ social and physical needs. There are numerous groups,
organizations, clubs and athletics that are in place to ensure that
all students have the ability to find an activity to participate
in. Memorial was awarded the Healthy Schools Program Gold Award by
the Nation Alliance for a Healthier Generation. This prestigious
award is evidence that the West New York Board of Education places a
great deal of importance on the students’ well being and on
promoting healthy lifestyles.
The staff of Memorial is driven to ensure that the students are
prepared to be the leaders of tomorrow. We are all proud to be part
of the Memorial Family as we strive to continue the tradition of
excellence at Memorial High School.