Principal Mark Berkowitz
Mark Berkowitz began his tenure as Principal of Pelham Memorial High School in July 2020 after serving as Principal of New Explorations into Science, Technology & Math (NEST+m) in New York City. A native of Westchester and graduate of Mamaroneck High School, Mr. Berkowitz’s experience also includes serving as Assistant Principal for the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies where he also taught for a decade.
Mr. Berkowitz has a strong curricular background, which includes working to enhance programmatic offerings in science, math and technology, including introducing multiple computer science courses such as CS50 and AP Computer Science Principles as well as AP Statistics at his former school. He also increased inclusion of students with disabilities by initiating integrated co-teaching in grades 6-8, while strengthening these practices in the high school. Additionally, he has worked to promote diversity and understanding within the educational setting, including helping to implement a citywide black & latino male student equity program, creating "SOAR" Circles (Staff & Students Organized Against Racism), and developing a whole-school summer reading program focused on cross-cultural consciousness.
He holds a M.A. in Teaching of Social Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, a B.A. in Journalism and History from Indiana University-Bloomington and has completed relevant coursework at both Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Hunter College.
Assistant Principal Beth Antonelli
Beth Antonelli became Assistant Principal of Pelham Memorial High School in July 2020 after serving in the same position at Energy Tech High School in Queens. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, she served as Special Education Coordinator at Energy Tech and chaired the ELA Department at Frederick Douglass Academy III in the Bronx where she also was a model teacher and 10th grade team leader.
Ms. Antonelli’s prior experience includes overseeing many areas critical to high school education, including the Career and Technical Education department, the guidance and math teams and special education. Her responsibilities included designing and implementing professional development for staff and promoting a differentiated approach to these opportunities.
Prior to being named assistant principal, Ms. Antonelli served as Special Education Coordinator at Energy Tech and also chaired the ELA Department at Frederick Douglass Academy III in the Bronx where she also was a model teacher and 10th grade team leader. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, a Masters Degree in English Education from Manhattanville College, a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Colgate University.
575 Colonial Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803