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Principal's Message

Principal Zullo

Principal Zullo

Principals Message

I am honored and excited to serve as the principal of J.W. Leary Junior High School. I know we are in unique times and I assure you that everyone is doing their best to ensure the safety and education of our community.


Knowing that the purpose of the Massena Central School District is to educate students, promote self-esteem, and develop a sense of personal accountability and achievement; our students will possess the skills needed to become contributing members of society, who respect individual differences and who are committed to excellence. To help every student reach their full potential three expectations for students at J.W. Leary Junior High School are:


  1. Always be kind-we have no idea what someone else is going through;
  2. Be willing to adjust-none of us have ever been through a time like this before, we are all in this together;
  3. Do your best with everything-this includes the things you love and the things you are not yet sure of.


Our teachers, leaders and staff will guide us to provide a comprehensive, integrated curriculum delivered in a nurturing and orderly environment. We will focus on creating a student-centered learning environment where each and every child’s unique abilities are able to be recognized. 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. 


One goal I have for this year is to ensure that we are communicating with each other. We will be sending out regular messages. It is critical that you make sure you are registered on SchoolTool, a platform that updates our SchoolMessenger system. 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.


As we get to know each other, you will see I love helping everyone to reach their full potential, I love working as a team with those I am surrounded by, I love learning and love working hard. 


I cannot wait to get to know and to work with you. Please reach out to me anytime at 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