New Edison Assistant Principal

At a special virtual meeting on June 25, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of LaNova Schall as Edison Intermediate School Assistant Principal, effective August 1, 2021.  

For the past two years, Schall has served as assistant principal at the Van Derveer Elementary School in Somerville where she supervises, observes and evaluates instructional staff, assists with the development of the school budget, participates in parent roundtable discussions to improve communication, and supports the students and staff in many additional ways. She also is a content specialist for student teachers in the Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at Rutgers University.

“I am ecstatic and truly humbled to be joining the Westfield Public Schools as Edison’s new Assistant Principal,” said Schall, in remarks to the Board.  “Westfield’s commitment to academic excellence, racial literacy, and social-emotional learning are what attracted me to the district. I look forward to joining Dr. Bolton and the district’s dynamic leadership team as we continue to provide the children and families of Westfield with the high-quality education they have come to expect from their public schools.”

Schall began her teaching career in 2001 in the New York City Public Schools.  She moved to the East Orange Community Charter School in 2009, where she taught for 4 years before serving as Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Data for 4 years.

“Throughout two rounds of interviews, Mrs. Schall presented as knowledgeable about curriculum, instructional strategies, and the needs of students and staff in the current educational context,” said Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan.

Schall received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Penn State University, a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and an Educational Leadership Certificate from the NJEXCEL program.  She holds a Supervisor Certificate from Seton Hall University.

The interview committee for the Edison assistant principal position reviewed more than 150 resumes, selecting seven candidates for interviews.

“Mrs. Schall brings a wealth of experience to the Edison community, coupled with a passion for learning and a dedication to students,” says Edison principal Dr. Matthew Bolton.  “I believe she will quickly develop an understanding of our students and our culture of high expectations.”

Schall succeeds Crystal Marsh who was appointed Wilson School Principal at the June 15 Board meeting.

Source: Westfield Public Schools