New principal of Spencerport’s Cosgrove Middle School appointed

By on December 3, 2018

The Spencerport Board of Education approved the appointment of Jim Centola as principal of Cosgrove Middle School, effective January 2, 2019.

Jim Centola. Provided photo

Jim Centola. Provided photo

Centola, who has served as the Cosgrove assistant principal for the last two years, began his career in Spencerport in 2006. He spent 10 years as a health teacher at the high school, of which two years he also served as an enrichment specialist and for three years as K-12 health and physical education teacher leader. He also worked as a principal in the BOCES 2 Regional Summer School for three years.

According to Superintendent Dan Milgate, Centola was selected from a strong pool of both internal and external candidates.

“This leadership opening provided us with an opportunity to determine the future direction for Cosgrove and the skills needed to build upon the school’s success,” Milgate said. “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Centola into this new role and look forward to working with him on a smooth transition and building upon student successes and achievements.”

Of his appointment, Centola said, “I am very excited to collaborate in this new capacity with the students, faculty and families that I have already come to know over the last two years. I believe the relationships I have built, along with my knowledge and experience, will certainly help to set our course moving forward.”

Centola holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from SUNY Brockport. In 2010, he obtained his certificate of advanced study in educational administration, also from SUNY Brockport.

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