Dear Arcade Elementary Families:
I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as the new principal of Arcade Elementary School. I am Mellisa Devitt and I began my career in education as a third and fourth grade classroom teacher. For the past four years I have been part of the Pioneer Central School District. I began at Pioneer as a Staff Developer for Professional Development as a CABOCES employee. I continued in that position for three years working with staff district wide to meet state mandates. After working at BOCES I accepted the position as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Pioneer. Through that position I was able to continue the work of Professional Development in order to meet the needs of all learners.
I am excited to lead a progressive building through building solid relationships and promoting a student first learning environment. As a new principal I will be focused on the safety of the students and staff in the school building, the social and emotional well-being of each student and meeting the rigorous demands of the State Education Department. Arcade Elementary is a well-established school that I am proud to lead.
I will have an open door policy at Arcade Elementary. Please feel free to stop in at any time. Also, please watch the monthly newsletters for opportunities for families to enrich our school community. I look forward to working with each of you. Enjoy the remaining days of summer. See you in September.
Mellisa A. Devitt
Arcade Elementary, Principal