Park Avenue Assistant Principal is a Familiar Face

Park Avenue Assistant Principal is a Familiar Face photo
The Board of Education appointed Melissa Wiederhold as assistant principal of Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School, which serves the district’s fourth- through sixth-grade students, effective Jan. 11. 

Ms. Wiederhold joined the district in December 2015 as Park Avenue’s instructional coach. In that capacity, she has helped develop the building’s master schedule, supported the implementation of Teacher’s College Reading and Writing workshops, provided professional development opportunities for teachers, and helped organize events to encourage family and community participation. She has also compiled and analyzed student data, and met with teachers to support data-driven instruction.

She previously worked in Brooklyn as an elementary school teacher and data specialist, and as an assistant supervisor with SCOPE childcare services. Ms. Wiederhold has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from Hofstra University, a master’s degree in literacy education from Touro College and certificate of advanced studies in building and district leadership from the College of Saint Rose. 

“Ms. Wiederhold knows our students, our faculty and our staff very well,” said Superintendent Dr. Mary T. Kelly. “She will do a wonderful job and we are very happy to welcome her to our administrative team.”