Editor’s Note: The following information was provided by Peekskill City School District.
Randy Lichtenwalner, a former Peekskill resident, is pleased to return and join the distinguished staff of Hillcrest Elementary School. He comes to Peekskill from Pound Ridge Elementary School (PRES!) in the Bedford Central School District. Prior to assuming the principalship at PRES, he served as principal of Dows Lane Elementary School in the Irvington School District. He previously worked in the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns as assistant principal of Washington Irving Elementary, and as the elementary staff/curriculum developer, working across the district’s four elementary school buildings.
Additionally, he has worked in New York City as a classroom teacher, an elementary literacy coach and new teacher mentor, as well as working as a fellow advisor for the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Mercy College, Pace University and Marymount College.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Lichtenwalner is a graduate of Bank Street College of Education, City College and Marymount Manhattan College.