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Principal's Message

Principal Zullo

Principal Zullo

JW Leary Children/Families,

As principal here at JW Leary it is an honor and privilege to serve you, your children and the Massena Community. I welcome you as a part of our amazing learning community here at JW Leary. I value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

Young adolescence can be a challenging time for students as they adjust to a variety of developmental changes (social, emotional, physical, cognitive, etc). My goal is to work with our excellent faculty and staff to provide support, instruction and experiences that meet the developmental and academic needs of students. We also try to have fun doing it! 

From what I have seen in the past year I can honestly say I am very proud to work in a school where students come first and the unique characteristics of this age are appreciated as we work to ensure children value diversity and are prepared to meet today’s goals and tomorrow’s opportunities. The ultimate success of our students will not be measured by a test score but rather by their character, integrity and work ethic in both school and in their lives. 


It is important to me to ensure that we are in contact with each other. School staff will be sending out regular messages. Please make sure you are registered on SchoolTool and that your phone number and email are up to date. We also have available the J.W.Leary JR High School News Facebook group. We will strive to keep all communication recorded on this webpage under the news tab.

In partnership with you, we hope to lead the way to continued school improvement and higher student achievement while being mindful of the infinite possibilities of our children.

I cannot wait to get to know and to work with you. Please reach out to me anytime at [email protected] or 315-764-3720; the only thing I cannot help you with is something I do not know about. 



Amanda J. Zullo

J.W. Leary Jr. High School Principal