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GIPS names Michael Persampieri new Stolley Park principal

Grand Island Public Schools is pleased to announce Michael Persampieri has been named the principal of Stolley Park Elementary. Persampieri comes to GIPS from Norris Public Schools.

"We are excited to bring in Michael Persampieri to join our administrative team," said GIPS superintendent Dr. Robert Winter. "Stolley Park staff, parents and students will all benefit from the perspective he brings to the school."

Persampieri has been an elementary school counselor and school psychologist for the past six years; three in Nebraska City and three with Norris. He is eager to work with the Stolley Park staff.

"Stolley Park is an amazing school with a rich history," Persampieri said. "The staff I have met are energetic, engaged and passionate about working with students. The parents I have met share the same qualities and are amazing advocates for teachers and the work being done at Stolley Park. I am blessed to be a part of the Stolley Park community and am excited to get started, supporting the great work that is already being done with students."

He takes over for Elizabeth Lamken, who will be the learning facilitator at Howard Elementary.

Persampieri has also taught kindergarten special education at a private school for students with Autism and worked as a special education paraprofessional for a year with Lincoln Public Schools.

"I love the idea of being a part of a small, close knit community," he said. "It gives me the opportunity to really know the students, families and staff and to form strong relationships with each of them. My goal will be to foster and develop a culture of collaboration, support, communication and genuineness."

The chance to both work and live in Grand Island was also a draw.

"I love the diversity of cultures and opportunities that come with living in Grand Island," Persampieri said. "This will be a great place to raise my two sons - Joey, 4, and Hudson, 1. I have been married to my amazing wife Andrea going on six years in August."

He earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in the study of Exceptional Children from the State University of New York at Cortland; a M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and will graduate with a M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in December 2016.

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