Elementary welcomes our new principal, Ms. Stephanie Viola
As your new principal, it is with much excitement that I
join the Rydal community! My family and I have been
fortunate to be able to relocate to Pennsylvania after
living in NY and NJ for the past several years.
Professionally, I have been an administrator for eight years
in a large suburban district outside New York City. I was
an assistant principal for three years and a principal for
five years. Prior to that, I taught in both NYC and
Philadelphia. My educational background includes a BA from
the University of Pennsylvania, a MA from New York
University and currently, I am working towards my doctorate
at Fordham University. Personally, my husband and I have two
young boys and we are happy to be in Pennsylvania to be
closer to extended family.
After having the opportunity to get to know different staff
members and parents throughout the Abington School District,
I feel privileged to become part of this exceptional
district. It is evident that the families and staff of
Rydal Elementary School work together to foster the best
possible learning environment for our children. Rydal
students are achieving at high levels due to the dedication
of our staff, students and families and the quality of our
educational program. Knowing that Rydal Elementary School
has such a strong commitment to excellence and proven
results makes me proud already!
Over the first few months of the new school year, my
priority will be to get to know each child and each family.
I look forward to making Rydal my new home!