The Warwick Valley School District Board of Education has appointed Georgianna Diopoulos as principal of Warwick Valley Middle School, effective July 15.
The previous Middle School principal, Dr. Lisamarie Spindler, took a position in another school district. She was appointed March 2016.
“It is with a strong commitment that I’m joining the Warwick Valley Middle School, and I look forward to leading and learning together as a community,” Diopoulos said in the district’s press release announcing her appointment.
Members of last year’s Middle School principal search interview committee met Diopoulos when she emerged as a top finalist from about 70 applicants. The committee included community members, parents, teachers and students.
Before joining the Warwick Valley School District, Diopoulos served as principal of the Achievement School, Felix Festa Middle School in the Clarkstown School District in Rockland County. Previously, she served as special education department chairperson at the Felix Festa Middle School.
Her educational experience also includes a position as adjunct professor at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh and mathematics facilitator at Community School District 6 in New York City.
She holds certifications in special education and school district administrator.
Diopoulous received a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Binghamton in psychology, and a Master of Science in education degree from Hunter College in special education. She also earned an advanced certificate in educational leadership and administration from Seton Hall University.
“Ms. Diopoulos’ educational experience, credentials and positive, collaborative approach made her a clear choice for our administration and Board of Education,” School Board President Lynn Lillian said. “We very much look forward to having her join us at the Middle School.”
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