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Principal's Message

Michael Rizzo

"Learning is not attained by chance,

it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."  - Abigail Adams





What an exciting year the 22-23 school year is going to be at Memorial Campus.  I am extremely excited to be reopening such an wonderful school.  Our pre-k, kindergarten, first and second grade students are in for an amazing year at Memorial Campus.     

I am sure there are some nerves for our students, having to attend a new school this year, I want all of you to know the Memorial Campus experience that your child will have this year will be a memorable one.  The Memorial staff is excited to meet all of our new students and eager to get started on what will truly be an amazing journey.

We will do everything in our power to help each child grow educationally, socially and emotionally. 


Personal/Professional Background Information

I have been a Lyndhurst resident for most of my life and attended Jefferson School and Lyndhurst HS. I am a very proud dad to three sons (Michael, Joseph, and Nicholas). I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a degree in Business-Marketing. My Masters is from St. Peter’s College in Administration/Supervision.

After my first year of teaching at Roosevelt School, I spent seven years at Lincoln School as the 7th & 8th Grade Math teacher while holding other positions, such as 8th Grade Advisor, Yearbook Advisor and High School coach. During the 2012-13 school year, I was a teacher at Jefferson School. This year will be my tenth year as Principal in the Lyndhurst School District. I have been principal of Lincoln School, Memorial Campus and Community School. 

I am very involved in the Lyndhurst Community. I am a volunteer Little League baseball coach as well as an executive board member of Lyndhurst LL, and I have been the President of the Boys Recreation Basketball League for twenty of the last twenty-two years.

I am both honored and proud to be the Principal at Community School and Memorial Campus.