Principal - Bruce P. Leal

 

Welcome to Blairstown Elementary! As the 2016 -17 school year gets under way, it will mark my 4th year here at Blairstown Elementary and it has been a wonderful experience. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English and History, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.  I have over 34 years experience in the education profession which includes teaching third and fourth grade at the elementary school level, seventh and eighth grade at the middle school level, coaching several high school sports to league and state championships, as well as being an adjunct professor at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. My administrative experience includes State Testing Supervisor and Coordinator district wide, supervisory positions for Career and Technical Education, and as Director of the North Warren Regional Middle School. 

 

I am a lifelong resident of the Blairstown area and I currently live here with my wife and family. This is a wonderful area to raise children as my three attended the school systems and were very well prepared for college and career with an excellent education.  

 

Blairstown Elementary is a wonderful school with strong academics in a very caring, nurturing, safe and secure environment. In addition to academics, we offer many other excellent opportunities for our children to grow through our Theatrical Arts program, Art department, and a strong Music program which offers Band, Strings, Chorus, Chimes, and Orff clubs. We are also a recognized S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) School where every child focuses on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively. There is so much more (too much to mention here) so I encourage you to contact us and I will always be glad to meet with you to discuss our philosophies and programs.  

 

I enjoy working collaboratively with the Superintendent, Board of Education, faculty and staff, parents, and students of the Blairstown Elementary School community. Remember, Education should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift so together we will create wonderful memories as our children continue to grow and enjoy many successes and milestones!