BIO AND CONTACT INFO
BIO AND CONTACT INFO
Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Cheryl H. Champ
18 Franklin Place
Pelham, New York 10803
Phone: 914 738 3434, ext. 1155
Fax: 914 738 7223
Secretary and District Clerk: Stephanie Pollock
Dr. Cheryl H. Champ joined the Pelham Public Schools as Superintendent on August 8, 2017, bringing with her more than 20 years of education experience as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent.
Before coming to Pelham, Dr. Champ most recently was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Sewanhaka Central High School District in Floral Park, NY, which serves 8,300 students in grades 7-12 and has a staff of 1,200. After assuming her position at Sewanhaka in 2012, Dr. Champ worked to provide students with disabilities and English language learners greater access to the general education curriculum, revised the district curriculum to align with Common Core Learning Standards and designed and implemented a strong professional development plan. She also oversaw the district’s Technology, Professional Development, Accountability, Response to Intervention/Academic Intervention Services, Common Core Steering and Shared Decision-making committees, among other roles and responsibilities.
She also possesses important experience working in Westchester County, having served as Principal of Lakeland High School and as assistant Principal for Lakeland Copper Beach Middle School, both in Shrub Oak, NY in Westchester County.
After being appointed as Pelham’s Superintendent on July 11, 2017, Dr. Champ said she would continue to focus on implementing the District’s five-year Strategic Plan and promote a positive school experience for all of the District’s students .
“Pelham is a wonderful community that values education and is supportive of its schools,” Dr. Champ said. “As one of the top school districts in New York State, Pelham has been a leader in 21st Century Learning, educating the whole child, and fostering life-long learning for staff and students.
“I will work collaboratively with all district stakeholders to continue to implement, support and assess our work around the four pillars of the Strategic Plan and work to ensure the tradition of fiscal responsibility and investment in our facilities continues in a manner that provides our students with the 21st Century learning opportunities that they deserve,” she continued. “I'll also work to create an environment where all of our students can experience success, not just defined by grades, GPA, resumes or college acceptances, but by the strength of character, clarity of identity and belief in their own potential to make the world a better place.”
Dr. Champ’s career in education began as a music teacher in South Carolina, North Carolina and upstate New York before she transitioned into an administrative career. Dr. Champ received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Manhattanville College and her Master’s in Education Administration from the College of St. Rose.
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