WESTFIELD, NJ — Mary Asfendis, who currently serves as assistant principal at Edison Intermediate School, was appointed principal of Roosevelt Intermediate School beginning July 1 at Tuesday night’s Westfield Board of Education Meeting.  Asfendis steps in for Stewart Carey, who will retire this summer after 48 years with the district.

Asfendis served as assistant principal of Westfield High School from 2012-2016. She began working with the district as an intermediate school Spanish teacher from 1999 until 2004. From 2004 until 2012, she was the supervisor of World Languages in the Bernards Township School District.

 “I know that she will be capable of taking over our middle school that wonderfully educates over 750 students each and every day,” Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said in recommending Asfendis to the board.

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“I’d just like to say, I’m really honored to be chosen as the next principal of Roosevelt Intermediate School,” Asfendis said.

“I’m aware I have some big shoes to fill,” she said. “For students to be successful it takes a community approach. As principal, it will be my goal to foster that sense of community to ensure that Roosevelt continues to be a wonderful middle school that nurtures the growth of students academically, socially and emotionally.”