Principals appointed in Pittsford, Elmira

Two new principals have been appointed at schools in Pittsford and Elmira. Both will start their new positions on Aug. 2, 2010:

  • John Bellini, who lives in Rochester, was named principal at  Louis Schoolin Pittsford. Bellini has served as the principal for Churchville-Chili Middle School since 1998. During his career, he has also served in a variety of administrative and teaching roles in the Spencerport, Rush-Henrietta, Brighton and Webster school districts. Bellini received his bachelor of science degree from State University of New York College at Geneseo and a master’s degree from SUNY Brockport.
  • Francis Devine, who lives in Elmira, was named principal at Holy Family Middle Schoolin Elmira. Devine, who retired from public education last year, was working as a substitute teacher in several Southern Tier school districts before accepting the position. He previously worked as an administrator and teacher in Plainview, Monticello and Middleburgh, NY. Devine received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Elmira College. He also attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for advanced graduate study in Educational Administration.

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