Leon Samuels


The 2017-2018 school year will be Mr. Samuels's third year in the Elmwood Park Public Schools.  Prior to his time at Memorial Middle School, he spent eleven years in the West Essex Regional School District. Mr. Samuels taught several Social Studies courses both in the Junior High School and Senior High School. Additionally, Mr. Samuels was the Head Varsity Cross Country Coach and Girls Spring Track Coach as well as coaching various other sports throughout his years at West Essex.  Mr. Samuels earned his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University.

Mr. Samuels is passionate about education and is excited to work closely with the students, faculty, and community in Elmwood Park. He plans on working as part of the Middle School team to help each student fulfill their potential while preparing them for the rigors and challenges they will encounter in high school. As Assistant Principal, Mr. Samuels will work every day to ensure that Memorial Middle School is a truly wonderful place for children to learn and grow socially, emotionally, and academically. 

Contact Information:

Leon Samuels
Assistant Principal
Memorial Middle School
375 River Drive
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
201-796-8700 Ext. 2996