New assistant principal announced for 2023-2024 school year


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Matt Borzillo will replace Kirti Mehrotra as Assistant Principal starting July 1 because of her retirement. Borzillo is the current assistant principal of Selvidge Middle School.

Sonya Sud, Assistant Editor in Chief

Principal Karen Calcaterra announced on Feb. 9 that the Board of Education has approved the hiring of Matt Borzillo as Lafayette’s new Assistant Principal for the Class of 2024. Beginning July 1, he will replace Assistant Principal Kirti Mehotra, who announced her retirement on Dec. 6.

Borzillo is the current Assistant Principal at Selvidge Middle School. He’s held that position since 2018, and before that he was a math teacher at Crestview Middle School for four years. He also spent a year teaching 5th Grade in the Ritenour School District and three years coaching freshman football for Eureka High School.

An email send to staff members on Feb. 9 stated that Borzillo has overseen multiple initiatives at Selvidge, including Character Ed, SSD/504  processes, safety and testing. He has also served on the District Safety Committee and he works with students through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Monmouth College, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Southwest Baptist University and a doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Maryville University.

“The Lafayette High School community has established a tradition of excellence and I am honored to be joining the team as the next assistant principal,” Borzillo said in the email. “I am excited about becoming a Lancer and I look forward to meeting everyone soon.”