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Principal's Biography


Dora Cavallo joined the Belleville Public School District in September 2009 as the principal of the Arthur M. Pico School #8.  She also served as the Belleville Middle School principal until June 2015. Mrs. Cavallo began her seventh year in Belleville as the principal of School Number Four in September of 2015, where she strives in accomplishing an excellent education for all her students. She attended Kean University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Bilingual/Bicultural degree as well as an ESL major. She then furthered her education at the New Jersey City University and maintained a Master of Arts Degree in Administration and Supervision as well as several other  educational certificates. 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 in 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 also received the Hispanic Women in Leadership award from Essex County. 

Mrs. Cavallo is very excited to begin another school year as the Principal of School Number Four. She strives for hard work and success in all she does and expects the same from the children. 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.