It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as the newly appointed Vice-Principal of Bogota Jr./Sr. High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to assist Ms. DeCongelio in leading a school with such a rich tradition and passion for education. I have worked with a variety of students' ranging from kindergarten through high school. My most recent administrative experience was in Hoboken where I served as the Dean of Students & Programs. I am excited and eager to bring my experience and passion as an instructional leader to Bogota Public Schools.
Under the leadership of Ms. DeCongelio, I will work hard to continue the vision of success within our school by building strong relationships with teachers, students, parents, stakeholders, and community partners. We will focus on the implementation of new initiatives, supporting the socio-emotional needs of our students, the use of data to drive instruction, and provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can proceed to push the academic needle towards excellence.
This is going to be an exciting year as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, innovative, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As Vice Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors, whether it be teachers, students, parents and/or community members feel welcome. My door is always open for anything you may need. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any questions and/or concerns you might have throughout the school year.
Erick Alfonso, Ed.D.