Dr. Yigal Joseph will retire this June after 12 years as Principal of New Rochelle's Columbus Elementary School. He will be missed. Dr. Joseph's strong leadership, marked by a boundless enthusiasm for improvement and genuine caring will be missed the most.
"He is, hands-down, the finest principal that I have ever had the privilege of working with," said one senior-level administrator who worked with Joseph for years.
"I am going to miss his inspiration" said Luz Maldonado, the outgoing PTA President at Columbus School. "I think he understands the spirit of Columbus in our lives."
"I will miss his compassion for the kids, his intelligence and all his good heartedness," said Sabrina Watkins, a third grade teacher at Columbus who has worked there for 11 of Joseph's 12 years at the school. She praised Joseph for being innovative, current and forward-thinking in his educational approach.