A Message on behalf of Assistant Principal Anthony Bambrola

Dear PS 198 Families,

It is with mixed feelings that I write to you all, the PS 198 community of families, to share the news that I will not be returning to PS 198 this coming September.

I have been offered an Assistant Principal position in the City School District of New Rochelle, of which I have chosen to accept, with the blessing of my wife and family. As you might imagine, it has been a very emotional process for me in making this decision, as I have been able to call PS 198 home for eleven years. My heart is here.

I am so proud of our growth over the last few years and the positive trajectory that PS 198 continues to maintain. And this work continues with an incredible staff of personnel and teachers, of which I cannot put into words the inspiration they provide me every day.

I want to thank each one of you, as well, for your endless support. We have a special community of families in our school. Although I’ve had the pleasure of teaching some of your children in my own classroom, the great majority of you I have gotten to know so much better through a variety of school events, settings and informal conversation. I cannot express enough how much I truly enjoy interacting with all of you on such a personal level.

Although it is difficult to say goodbye to all of the parents, it is incredibly difficult to not be a daily witness to the growth of each of your inspiring children. I have had the pleasure of getting to know each of them so much better since assuming this role at the school, watching them ascend towards middle school. Believe it or not, my first students at PS 198, back in 2004, are now entering their senior years of college. College! I am honored to still keep in touch with so many of them, and their families.

Please know that my dedication to the PS 198 community, and Nancy, will continue through the summer and into next year. There are many important initiatives that have been started over the last two years that I will work to ensure continue moving forward – “See you later,” is simply not in my DNA.

I look forward to staying in touch with so many of you. My family will continue to be in the neighborhood for a little while, as we navigate our transition thoughtfully, so I look forward to seeing many of you in the area!

My sincerest thanks, admiration and love for all of you continuing to make our school community a special place. I am humbled to have served all of you in my time at PS 198.

With love and great respect,

Anthony Bambrola
ABambrola@schools.nyc.gov