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Principal's Message 8/10/2023

Dear EJF/ Aldene Families,

I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Principal of EJF / Aldene Elementary School. It is an honor to join this esteemed institution with a rich tradition of academic excellence, character education and community spirit.
I come to Aldene with 18 years of experience in education with 17 years of my experience at Roselle Park.  I have served in various roles that have equipped me with a deep understanding of what it takes to nurture a thriving learning environment. My commitment to fostering a culture where every student feels valued, inspired, and challenged to reach their full potential is unwavering.
As Principal, I am dedicated to upholding EJF / Aldene Elementary School’s commitment to academic rigor, holistic development, and inclusivity. Together with our dedicated faculty and staff, I am eager to collaborate with parents and guardians to ensure that every child receives the support and guidance they need to succeed academically and socially.
I look forward to getting to know each of you and working together to build upon the strong foundation that has been set.  Your involvement and partnership are invaluable as we embark on this journey to create an even brighter future for our students.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, ideas, or concerns. My door is always open, and I welcome the opportunity to connect with you.  Together, we will make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

Mr. Lou Riggi
EJF - Aldene Elementary School
“A School with Heart”