Principal

Principal Mark Berkowitz

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.

Interim Assistant Principal Richard Leprine

Richard Leprine was appointed Interim Assistant Principal in August 2022 while the District seeks to fill the position permanently. Mr. Leprine previously served as Assistant Principal of PMHS from 1998-2022 before being named Principal of John Jay High School and John Jay Middle School in Cross River, NY - a post he held until retiring in 2018. 

Contact Info

575 Colonial Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803

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P: 914-738-8110
F: 914-738-8122