• Dear Bogota Junior/Senior High School Families,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Vice Principal of Bogota Junior/ Senior High School. I am honored to be in this position, and am looking forward to assisting Ms. Kelly DeCongelio in making the 2021-22 a great school year!

    I have spent my professional career working with middle and high school students. I was a classroom teacher for 17 years, and have had years of experience on the administrative teams in the South Orange Public School District. 

    My decision to become an administrator came from a strong desire to make a positive impact on an entire school community. As the Vice Principal, I will work diligently with our students, faculty, and community to carry out the vision and mission of Bogota Junior/ Senior High School. I believe that as a school, we play a fundamental role in positioning students for future success. I am committed to working closely with teachers, parents, and community members to ensure our children achieve their full potential and are prepared for their next phase of their education career. Bogota Junior/ Senior High School has a long history of being a model of excellence school. I look forward to being a part of the Bogota family.

    I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you in person. If throughout the course of the year you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact via email or phone. I can be reached at mlash@bogotaboe.com or by phone at 201-441-4808 x2001.

    Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy school year.


    Educationally Yours, 


    Malcolm Lash, Ed.D.


     201-441-4808 x2001.