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Mrs. Noel

July 20, 2021


Dear PES Families,


It is with immense pride and pleasure that I introduce myself as the newly appointed Principal of PES. Serving the students, staff, and families of the District for a total of 27 years as an involved elementary teacher, Director of K-5 Curriculum, and District New Teacher Induction Coordinator has been my life’s work. I was recognized as 2015 Phillipsburg School District Teacher of the Year, Warren County Teacher of the Year, and was a Finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. I am a teacher at heart with a love of school and learning. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Education, a Principal Certification, and just finished year two of a 3-year doctoral program. Some of my contributions to the District include: starting the elementary drama program and directing for 18 years, creating the elementary Makerspace, and creating and leading the #OneStatelinerStory initiative. I am always looking for ways to connect with students and make meaningful memories while learning.


Relationships are my priority, and I will strive to make PES a place for growth and fun. Students, staff, and families will find me to be consistently positive, professional, and prepared. You will also discover that I have an open door and an open mind. I continue to be a proud member of the Stateliner Family and will work with Mr. Edward Labatch, my Assistant Principal, to bring dynamic leadership and excellence to PES. Together, we will ensure that all students experience a year of quality instruction with lasting memories. I look forward to creating a positive partnership with you to support the goals you have for your child. Please follow me on the official PES Twitter page @PAWSitivelyPES.


I look forward to meeting you soon!


Darlene Noel

Phillipsburg Elementary School Principal