Appointment of Next Principal of OSW

Appointment of Principal of Oswegatchie Elementary School
Posted on 04/27/2018
Oswegatchie

At the April 26, 2018 Waterford Board of Education Meeting, Mr. Joseph Macrino was appointed as the Principal of Oswegatchie Elementary School.  Mr. Macrino will officially begin this new role with Waterford on July 1, 2018. Mr. Macrino will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Mr. Christopher Ozmun.

Mr. Macrino brings a multitude of professional experiences in education to this new position with Waterford. He holds a Sixth Year in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of New Haven, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies from Fordham University. Mr. Macrino currently serves as the Assistant Principal of Lewin G. Joel Elementary School in Clinton, CT.  In that role, Mr. Macrino has built an academically engaging and emotionally supportive learning environment and was recently selected as the Connecticut Association of Schools 2018 Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year.  Prior to this role, Mr. Macrino was a Teaching Assistant Principal at Southwest and Quaker Hill Elementary Schools and Director of Summer School for the Waterford Public Schools.

Colleagues and supervisors in Clinton remarked that Mr. Macrino “believes strongly in consensus building and collaboration…he has forged positive relationships with parents and other stakeholders, and is respected for his openness and professionalism.”  Others said “He possesses a strong moral compass, is an excellent listener, and is able to guide teams to make decisions with the best interest of children in mind.  He maintains high expectations while ensuring that all members of the school community feel respected and valued.”  On behalf of the entire search committee, we congratulate Mr. Macrino.  We are confident he will be a great addition to the staff, students, and families of the Waterford Public Schools.

Mr. Macrino is excited to join the Waterford team.  He looks forward to bringing his passion and talent as an educational leader to the Waterford school community

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