My name is Philip Cammarata and I am the principal of Persell Middle School. I am beginning my 17th year as principal of Persell and my twentieth year overall here at Persell.

    If you are new to Persell, you will see that our building is very welcoming. We pride ourselves in building relationships with students and parents. We recognize that strong relationships with families are essential for a child’s success. If you are a returning parent, you already know what a great school Persell is, and that your child will be in great hands by our outstanding teachers and staff.

    I am very excited about this upcoming school year!   Our goal will be to take your child to new levels of academic success this year. Your child will be exposed to some of the greatest teachers, who understand students at the middle level, and know how to nurture them so that they experience success in these challenging years.

    To accomplish the goal of getting your child to higher levels, we have created school-wide goals. One of these goals will be to increase students engaged in lessons that are student-centered and less teacher driven. When students are actively engaged in a lesson, rather than teachers talking at them, students are more likely to have higher rates of success.

    Finally, I want to let you know that you are welcome to call, email or stop in to see me or our assistant principal, Amanda Sischo, anytime you need anything. We look forward to meeting you and watching your child grow and develop into their full potential in the 2018-2019 school year.