Dr. William Rolon, principal of C. J. Hooker Middle School, will depart the district to serve as assistant superintendent for personnel and policy at Beacon City School District. He will begin his new position on August 21.
Dr. Rolon has served as middle school principal since March 7, 2011. He came to Goshen from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District where he held the position of assistant principal for approximately seven years – first at the Gidney Avenue School and then at Temple Hill Academy School. He had previously taught middle school and was a reading specialist in Newburgh and Rockland County.
Dr. Rolon received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hispanic Studies and dual certification in special education and elementary education from Mount Saint Mary College, followed by a Master of Science degree in Reading Teacher Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College and administrative certification from the College of New Rochelle. He received a doctorate in executive leadership from St. John Fisher College in 2018.
“Since his arrival more than eight years ago, Dr. Rolon has exemplified his dedication to the students of Goshen Schools,” said Superintendent Daniel Connor. “Dr. Rolon established several educational initiatives and programs at the middle school, including the National Junior Honor Society, Leo Club, the after-school academic support programs and the middle school musical. We are grateful for his tireless efforts, and wish him the very best as he takes on his new role as assistant superintendent.”
The district will update the community about a replacement for Dr. Rolon.
“As I reflect upon the time that I have been here, I am grateful for all the opportunities that this school district has given me to grow as a leader,” said Dr. Rolon. “I have learned so much and our accomplishments were great. Being part of such a wonderful community of students, teachers, parents, and administrators has truly enriched my life, and for that I will forever be grateful. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives.”