WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following article comes courtesy of Cynthia Cumming and the West Orange Public School District. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site.
Kelly Elementary School Principal Dr. Joanne Pollara may be retiring after 37 years in education, but her legacy of kindness will remain for generations to come.
Born in Hoboken, she was adopted and shared her childhood with a younger sister in West Caldwell. Dr. Pollara’s mother was also an educator who influenced her daughter’s choices. During high school, Joanne loved ‘music, piano, marching band, and percussion.’
Dr. Pollara’s resume boasts a “Who’s Who” in educational accomplishments: a Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph’s College in 1976, a Master of Arts from Montclair State University in 1994, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth in 2012….