Dora Cavallo joined the Belleville Public School District in September 2009 as the principal of the Arthur M. Pico School # 8. Three years later, she was transferred to the Belleville Middle School where she served as the principal until June 2015. Mrs. Cavallo will now begin her seventh year in Belleville as the principal of School Number Four for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. She attended Kean University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, then continued on to New Jersey City University and maintained a Master of Arts Degree in Administration and Supervision as well as several other certificates including Bilingual/Bicultural, ESL and a Spanish Certificate. Mrs. Cavallo is fluent in reading, writing and speaking in both the English and Spanish language. Prior to Mrs. Cavallo’s arrival in Belleville, she worked as a teacher at St. Anthony’s School in Elizabeth as well as at the Newark Public Schools, for a number of years, where she served in the capacity as a teacher as well as an accomplished administrator. During her tenor in Newark, Mrs. Cavallo received the “School Leadership Team for Best Practices Award” for Newark Public Schools, for 3 consecutive years. Mrs. Cavallo also received the ASPIRA Inc. award for Hispanic Heritage as Principal of School #8. She was transferred to the Belleville Middle School in July 2010 where she continued to strive as the building Principal. Her goals were to reinforce the importance of a good education for all students.
Mrs. Cavallo is very excited about beginning her journey at School Number Four. Her motto is “Bad Decisions…..Bad Consequences….Good Decisions….Good Consequences.”
In closing, Mrs. Cavallo is committed to providing a safe, caring, respectful, and nurturing learning environment for all the students at School Number Four.