The Warwick Valley Central School District Board of Education has appointed four new school administrators for the 2016-17 school year. Dianne Connolly has been appointed elementary associate principal and will serve at Sanfordville and Park Avenue Elementary Schools. A 22-year resident of Warwick, Connolly has served the district for the past 15 years, most recently as an instructional technology facilitator.
The Warwick Valley Middle School now has two new secondary associate principals, Kris DeFilippis and Melanie Lofaro. DeFilippis was formerly a social studies teacher at PS 71 in the Bronx and chairperson of the English department at Greenburgh Graham Union Free School District in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Lofaro comes to Warwick from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, where she was director of school support.
At the Warwick Valley High School, Stephen Sweeney is a secondary associate principal. He brings 26 years of teaching experience to the District. For the past twenty-four years, he taught physics, including honors and college-credit dual enrollment at Nanuet H.S., where he also served as the science department coordinator.
Finally, in March of 2016, the Board of Education appointed Lisamarie Spindler as the principal of the Warwick Valley Middle School, effective July 1. Mrs. Spindler previously served the District for over two years as associate principal at the high school.