Silas Coellner will be the new Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School (ORRJHS) in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Coellner will be taking over for Kevin Brogioli who has been Principal at ORR Jr. High School since 2007. ORRJHS wishes Mr. Brogioli well as he prepares to retire in June of 2019.
Coellner is currently the Assistant Principal at ORRJHS. Prior to being the Assistant Principal at ORR, Coellner held math positions at both Old Rochester Junior High and High School from 2000 to 2010. Before entering the field of education, Coellner was a Satellite Systems Engineer Team Leader for Lockheed Martin in Springfield, Virginia. Coellner served in the United States Army as a Signal Corps Officer from 1992 to 1996.
Coellner has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He completed his Masters of Art Degree in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Coellner has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies degree in Administrative Leadership from Bridgewater State University. Coellner lives in Mashpee with his wife and children.
As an administrator, Coellner is a systematic big picture thinker, who uses a collaborative leadership style to improve the learning of all students. He has strong communication skills and uses data to monitor student learning and teacher effectiveness. In addition, he has a strong background in technology and engineering that will be beneficial as we continue to explore and expand our 21st century learning opportunities for students. In addition, he brings experiences in the areas of special education oversight, teacher observations, and curriculum development.