Nick Pantaleone is no stranger to the Goshen Schools community.
The longtime district resident started his new position as principal of Goshen High School on Nov. 28. In addition to being a district employee and resident, Pantaleone is a proud alumnus as a member of the Class of 1995, and formerly coached Goshen’s football, wrestling and track teams.
“I had an amazing experience attending the Goshen Central School District,” he said. “The teachers, staff, coaches, and school community were encouraging and supportive, and I’m excited to give back to the district that contributed tremendously to my personal growth and educational philosophy.”
As the school’s new leader, Pantaleone plans to nurture that same supportive learning environment at the high school, noting that one of the most important aspects of his work is building meaningful relationships with students, families, faculty, staff, and the community.
“My goal is to work with stakeholders to foster a welcoming and student-centered learning environment,” he said.
Pantaleone is prioritizing these relationships from the start. One of his first initiatives was to host a Meet and Greet with high school families, and he plans to schedule grade-level meetings with the student body before the end of the year.
Before starting his position, Pantaleone created a digital parent newsletter to introduce himself, and asks that parents and guardians fill out a brief survey to help him with future planning and communication initiatives.
“I look forward to meeting the students, creating partnerships with parents and guardians, and joining the amazing faculty and staff of Goshen High School,” he said.
Pantaleone replaces Brent Rosenberger, who has served as interim since former principal Jennifer Martin departed the district in June. He lives in Goshen with his wife, Susie, and children, Lily and Jack.