The Suffern Central School District (SCSD) is pleased to introduce Dr. William Castellane as the new Principal of Sloatsburg Elementary School. Dr. Castellane was previously an Assistant Principal at Suffern High School where he worked closely with teachers, administrators and community members to roll out new programs and assist students with learning needs.
Prior to the high school, Dr. Castellane was the Elementary Supervisor for Special Education at SCSD. In this position, he managed the relationship between the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) division and all five elementary schools, ensuring students’ needs were met by providing leadership and overseeing instructional programs and offerings. Dr. Castellane’s career began as a teacher in the Washingtonville Central School District before moving first to Rockland BOCES where he was a tenured Assistant Principal and Principal in a K-12 District-based role, and then to SCSD.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the families of Sloatsburg Elementary School and this great community,” said Dr. Castellane. “It will be great to be back in an elementary school setting, helping our youngest Mounties to flourish and grow.”
Dr. Castallene’s experience in a variety of educational roles makes him an excellent fit for this position. During his time in SCSD, he has created innovative and challenging opportunities for students across grade levels, including developing an ENL program to address the needs of ENL and SLIFE students on the secondary level and working with district peers to facilitate the start of the Yale Emotional Intelligence program.
“We are excited to introduce the Sloatsburg community to Dr. Castellane,” said Acting Superintendent Lisa Weber. “Dr. Castellane has been a leader and a true collaborator in this District. His commitment to learning and dedication to our schools will be a positive influence on the students and staff of Sloatsburg Elementary School.”
Dr. Castellane received a BS at Plattsburgh State University, an MS in Special Education, Elementary and Special Education Certificate and a Social Studies Certification at Mount Saint Mary College, a New York State School District Administration Certification at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and most recently, a Doctorate in Education at Seton Hall University. Dr. Castellane’s position as Principal is effective August 5, 2019.