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Schools Appoints New Administrators

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The Freeport School District’s Board of Education is proud to announce the appointments of new administrators, including Tiffany Pendola as Atkinson Intermediate School principal, Alma Rocha as Columbus Avenue School principal, Stephanie Berg as Bayview Avenue School assistant principal, Michael Campiglia as Freeport High School assistant principal, and Maribel Maia as Freeport High School assistant principal.

Tiffany Pendola, new principal of Caroline G. Atkinson School, was principal of Intermediate School 349 in Brooklyn as well as an assistant principal and achievement coach, prior to coming to the district. She also served as assistant principal for Instructional Support Services at a high school in Queens and also for the Food and Finance High School in Manhattan.

Alma Rocha, new principal of Columbus Avenue School, was the Columbus Avenue School assistant principal. For the past eight years, she has served as the assistant principal at Bayview Avenue School. Her career within in the district began in 1999 as a pre-k Spanish teacher in the Dual-Language Program.

Bayview’s new assistant principal, Stephanie Berg, comes to Freeport after serving as the assistant principal at Southampton Elementary School. She was also a literacy coach and response to intervention coordinator. In addition, she served as tenured Dual Language kindergarten and second grade teacher within the New York City Schools from 2008-2013.

Michael Campiglia, new Freeport High School assistant principal, served as an acting dean at Freeport High School and was previously chairman of the science department. In addition, he has also worked as a teacher on special assignment since the 2017-2018 school year.

Maribel Maia, new Freeport High School assistant principal, has served in Freeport High School in a leadership role as a teacher on special assignment and as coordinator of the Freeport High School summer school program. 

The district congratulates the newest administrators who joined the Freeport Public Schools.