Cedar Hill Teacher is Promoted to Assistant Principal at the Elementary School

Krissy Uhler, the new assistant principal at the Cedar Hill Elementary School, was appointed on Monday night. To her right is the school's new principal, Paul Ciempola. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos
Joe Mollica, Cedar Hill principal for 22 years, accompanied school administrator Paul Ciempola when he was promoted in May to become the school's new principal. Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - With Monday night's promotion of Cedar Hill teacher Krissy Uhler to assistant principal, this fall's new lineup of administrators at the Cedar Hill K-5 school is complete.

Uhler, whose appointment as assistant principal was confirmed on Monday by the Bernards Board of Education, was joined at the meeting by Cedar Hill's principal Paul Ciempola, who also is new to his position for the 2016-17 school year.

The board's appointments of the two new administrators at Cedar Hill for the new school year follows two resignations in the last few months - one expected, and one not.

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Ciempola, who was previously assistant principal at the Mount Prospect School, another of the district's four elementary schools, was appointed as Cedar Hill principal in May in anticipation of the retirement of longtime principal Joseph Mollica.

Then, last month, Cedar Hill's assistant principal, Sloan Scully, resigned to take the job of principal in an elementary school in Roselle Park for the upcoming school year.

Uhler's appointment on Monday night means that all of the district's schools have their lineup of administrators in place before school opens, according to Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian.

Uhler, who said she has been at the Cedar Hill School for 11 years, said she started her role there as a permanent substitute before becoming a third grade teacher for nine years. She said she had most recently "moved up" with her class to teach fourth grade.

Uhler said she holds a masters degree in elementary education from Rutgers University. She also earned her undergraduate degree at Rutgers, she said. 

The new assistant principal said she is excited waiting for the new year to begin. 

Uhler was appointed effective Aug. 22 at an annual salary of $78,000.

Ciempola also had been a teacher and assistant principal at the William Annin Middle School before moving over to Mount Prospect.

Other recent assistant principal appointments for this school year were Michael Pepitone, who is now assistant principal at the Mount Prospect School, and Cheri Howarth, one of the assistant principals at William Annin.

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