Michael Paolino to serve as principal
at William S. Hackett Middle School
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 2009) -- Michael A. Paolino will be the new principal at William S. Hackett Middle School when the 2009-10 school year begins following Board of Education approval Aug. 4.
Mr. Paolino (pictured) served as interim principal of W. Kenneth Doyle Middle School in Troy last school year and comes to Albany with a passion to help all students succeed.
"I am excited for this opportunity and really looking forward to serving the Albany community as principal of Hackett Middle School," Mr. Paolino said.
"This district has made strong progress in recent years, and that includes significant gains at Hackett.
"I can't wait to meet the students, families, teachers and staff, and get to work helping continue Hackett and the City School District of Albany
on a successful path."
tenure Aug. 24.
replaces Kenneth W. Newman Sr.
A graduate of Union College with a bachelor's degree in psychology, Mr. Paolino also earned an MBA in accounting from Union and a teaching certificate from Siena College.
He began his career in education as a business teacher in Voorheesville.
He later served as vice principal of Watervliet Junior-Senior High School, associate principal of Voorheesville High School and principal of Guilderland High School before his interim role at Troy's 600-student Doyle Middle School in 2008-09.
comes to Hackett at an exciting time.