Assistant Principal


Contact Information:

Leon Samuels
Assistant Principal
201-796-8700 Ext. 2996

 Mr. Samuels began his career as the Assistant Principal in 2016 in the Elmwood Park school district.  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.