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Kat-Lewisboro Superintendent Tabs New Middle School Principal

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Jeffrey Swiatowicz will be the new principal of John Jay Middle School, pending school board approval.

Superintendent Andrew Selesnick announced his recommendation in a Wednesday morning letter to district staff.

If his appointment is approved at the April 12 Board of Education meeting, Swiatowicz would begin on July 1, the day after longtime principal, Rich Leprine, is set to retire.

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For the last eight years, Swiatowicz has been the assistant principal at East Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, Conn. Prior to that, he was the assistant principal at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield, Conn. He was also a district math coordinator and a math teacher at both the elementary and middle schools in Ridgefield.

Swiatowicz earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary mathematics from York College of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in reading and literacy from Western Connecticut State University, and an administrative certification from the University of Connecticut.

“Mr. Swiatowicz came through a rigorous search process and was well-received by students, colleagues, and parents,” Selesnick said in an email to the district. “He impressed us as someone with a deep commitment to supporting and nurturing the middle school age student, an understanding of the importance of collaboration in all aspects of the educational process, and a thoughtful approach to building a positive educational environment for all.”

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