Jamestown Public Schools announced the appointment of Chad Bongiovanni as the new Jefferson Middle School principal at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. Mr. Bongiovanni was most recently the assistant principal at Jefferson Middle School.
“We are thrilled that Mr. Bongiovanni accepted the position as principal at Jefferson Middle School,” said JPS Superintendent Tim O. Mains. “Mr. Bongiovanni has built a fantastic working relationship with the staff and students at Jefferson Middle School during his time as assistant principal, which will make for a seamless transition at the start of the school year. His extensive educational experiences will benefit Jefferson Middle School to help positively impact student learning.”
As assistant principal, Mr. Bongiovanni gained ample experience in all areas of building leadership. In addition to his assistant principal duties at Jefferson Middle School, Mr. Bongiovanni was also the lead evaluator for 27 teachers, DTSDE Review Team member, Shared Decision Making Team member, Child Study Team member and Character Education Team member.
“I am delighted and honored to become the next principal at Jefferson Middle School,” said Mr. Bongiovanni. “I have previously served Jamestown Public Schools as a teacher at Love Elementary School, a district-wide instructional coach and an assistant principal at Jefferson Middle School. I am fortunate to be able to stay at Jefferson Middle School and continue to work with such a talented group of students as well as a gifted, skillful and dedicated teaching and support staff. It is my task to ensure that Jefferson Middle School will have a relentless vision for growing our students academically, socially and emotionally. We will strive to prepare our students to succeed at Jamestown High School and beyond. I would like to thank my parents, Anthony and Ann, for their guidance in becoming the person, husband and father I am today; my wife, Danielle, for her constant understanding and support at home; and the Jamestown Public Schools, for all of the opportunities they have given me to become a leader and for their continued support and confidence in me. I feel truly blessed and grateful to be named the new principal at Jefferson Middle School.”
Prior to becoming assistant principal at Jefferson Middle School, Mr. Bongiovanni was the district-wide instructional coach travelling between six buildings and collaborating with educators in 3rd through 8th grades. As a general education teacher at Love Elementary School, Mr. Bongiovanni taught 2nd to 4th grades.
Mr. Bongiovanni received his bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education & Students with Disabilities at the University of Charleston. He received his master’s degree in Literacy Education and a Certificate of Advanced Study: School Building Leader from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He also has his NYS Professional Certification in Literacy Education, Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities.
Mr. Bongiovanni is very involved in the community including: Jamestown Public School’s Strategic Planning Committee, College Baseball Umpire’s Association, Chautauqua County Baseball Umpire’s Association – Section VI, Southwestern Chapter of Football Officials – Section VI and Chautauqua County Basketball Official’s Association – Section VI.
At tonight’s meeting, the Board of Education also approved the appointment of Carol Smith as the new Jefferson Middle School assistant principal and Tom Langworthy as the new Jamestown High School and Tech Academy assistant principal. Ms. Smith has over 15 years educational administration experience including most recently as assistant principal at Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy in Buffalo, NY and elementary principal at Community Charter School in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Langworthy has 12 years experience with the Jamestown Public Schools having served as a special education teacher, an elementary teacher and head coach of our state championship varsity football team.