Christopher Colarossi, assistant principal at Shaw Avenue School, has been appointed as the school’s new principal, effective July 1. Mr. Colarossi has served as the assistant principal of Shaw Avenue since 2015 and will be replacing Principal Dr. Alejandro Rivera.
Prior to serving as an administrator in District 30, he was an elementary teacher and an assistant principal for 14 years at P.S. 139 in Brooklyn. Mr. Colarossi attended Fairleigh Dickenson University where he received both his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and masters of elementary education degree. He later attended Brooklyn College where he earned his New York State School Administrator and Supervisor certificate.
“Mr. Colarossi has been a tremendous asset to our administrative staff since 2015,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling. “In his current role as Shaw Avenue assistant principal, he has led a culturally proficient learning environment, proactively cultivated strong relationships between home and school and fostered an environment of collegiality and positive reinforcement.”
His wealth of knowledge and experience ranges from supervising the districtwide science department, to serving as co-coordinator of after-school programs which provide student support. Mr. Colarossi is honored to be appointed into this new position and is excited about the opportunity.
“I truly look forward continuing to work alongside the amazing staff and the devoted families of the Shaw Avenue School in providing our children with the 21st century tools and experiences necessary in preparing them for the world ahead,” he said. “Shaw Avenue School has always been a special place and a significant landmark in this community and with a clear vision, open lines of communication, and a passion for doing what is best for students, I promise to continue that tradition going for a long time to come.”