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ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Joseph Engelhardt is now the man in charge at Alexander Hamilton Junior/Senior High School.
Engelhardt, the former assistant principal at Sleepy Hollow Middle School, was appointed principal by the Elmsford Board of Education on Wednesday.
“This is a beautiful community,” said Engelhardt. “The students are so respectful. [Superintendent Dr. [Marc] Baiocco has implemented a culture of respect and rigor in the high school, and a sense of belonging for the kids. I am looking forward to continuing that.”
Engelhardt, who started on Thursday and lives in Millwood, was selected from a pool of 110 applicants. He previously taught math, science, and business.
“We are very excited for the work and the vision that Mr. Engelhardt has for the building,” said Baiocco. “Mr. Engelhardt is committed to making a seamless transition to Alexander Hamilton High Scool by communicating with each stakeholder group in our district to continue progressing our school toward excellence."
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