Update on School District Water Testing
Please see attached letter from Dr. Osborne outlining the latest water testing results for district schools.
The City School District of New Rochelle Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Osborne announced today that he will recommend the appointment of Michael Galland as principal of Columbus Elementary School to the Board of Education at the Board’s Annual Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, July 5.
“Mr. Galland is an exceptional leader in our schools,” stated Dr. Osborne. “His proven track record of success makes him ideally suited for this position at this time. Every Columbus student, teacher, and family will benefit from his leadership.”
Galland has served New Rochelle Schools for 18 years, most recently as principal of the George M. Davis, Jr. Elementary School, a position held since 2013. Prior to this, Galland served as Assistant Principal for Columbus. For nearly a decade, he led the Math and Technology department at Isaac E. Young Middle School (2003-2011). His roots in the district were planted at Columbus Elementary School in 1998 when he joined Columbus as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher.
Galland shared, “I have been honored to work at Davis among so many fully devoted teachers and families. I am now grateful for the opportunity to rejoin an exceptional and vibrant Columbus school community.”
As a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Galland is credited with successfully leading Davis staff in adopting a new and innovative reading and writing workshop curricula. He’s also overseen efforts across the district to create a blended, constructivist-based mathematics curriculum supporting Common Core Learning Standards.
Galland, 46, is bilingual in Spanish and English. He is married and has three young children. His wife, Milagro Galland, is a 2nd grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, also in New Rochelle.
Interviews for the Davis principal position will take place the week of July 4th. Resumes have already been vetted, and 10-12 candidates are expected to receive in-person interviews.
Parents, Teachers, Students and Community Members,
At Columbus, we work in collaboration with our family and community members to ensure the academic and social growth of every child. Parents, keep making sure that we have our students R.E.S.T. at home by:
* Establishing a daily Routine
* Providing them with healthy foods to Eat.
* Making sure they get enough Sleep.
* Talking with them to develop their vocabulary.
Continue to encourage the love of learning by reading to our children, and asking questions daily. Always look in your child's backpack, and continue to be an advocate for your child.
It is my pleasure to work with and for you.
"We promote interdisciplinary studies and encourage authentic, problem-based learning by doing.
We recognize that High Expectations result in High Achievement.
We believe that teaching and learning is fostered by creating optimum conditions to ensure success for students and their teachers.
We are committed to create a positive school climate, which respects and values diversity and nurtures everyone's self-esteem, in partnership with our parents and our community."