Thornell Road Elementary School Principal DeBell's Retirement

Thornell Road Elementary School Principal Roger DeBell has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2022 after 12 years of service in Pittsford Central School District. Mr. DeBell began his 31-year career as a music teacher in Marcus-Whitman CSD, Manchester-Shortsville CSD and Hilton CSD. His administrative career began at Penfield High School and Churchville-Chili Middle School.

“These past 12 years at Thornell Road have been the highlight of my career. My greatest joy has been working with students and it has been an absolute privilege to work with such a dedicated and caring group of professionals who always give their best,” said Principal Roger DeBell.

“The Board of Education and I want to thank Mr. DeBell for his 12 years of leadership at Thornell Road Elementary School. His focus on what’s best for students was always consistent,” said Superintendent Michael Pero. “We all wish Mr. DeBell a long and healthy retirement.”

As we plan for the transition to a new principal, we will follow Pittsford’s usual highly collaborative process – one which seeks feedback from students, staff and parents. The search for a new principal will begin in the New Year with the goal that the new principal will start at Thornell Road Elementary School on or before July 1, 2022.

Please join the District in congratulating Mr. DeBell and wishing him a wonderful final year at Thornell Elementary School.