Apologies for not getting to this sooner, but on Tuesday the New Rochelle City School District announced it had appointed John Barnes principal of Albert Leonard Middle School, effective Aug. 1.
Barnes, who follows Velma Whiteside, who is retiring, had been principal at Lincoln Orens Middle School, in Island Park, since 2011. Prior to that he served as principal at schools in New York City.
He studied at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music and Mercy College.
Welcome, Mr. Barnes.