Junior high school assistant principal to take principal role

Mar 28, 2019

MATTAPOISETT — When Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Principal Kevin Brogioli retires in June of this year, his Assistant Principal Slias Coellner will step into his shoes.  

The Superintendent’s office announced Coellner’s new role on March 28. 

Prior to being the assistant principal at ORR, Coellner held math positions at Old Rochester Junior High and High School from 2000 to 2010.

Before teaching, Coellner was a satellite systems engineer team leader for Lockheed Martin in Springfield, Virginia. Coellner also served in the United States Army as a signal corps officer from 1992 to 1996.

Coellner has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He completed his Masters of Art Degree in Teaching from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Coellner has a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies degree in Administrative Leadership from Bridgewater State University.

He lives in Mashpee with his wife and children.

The Superintendent’s office called Coellner “a systematic big picture thinker, who uses a collaborative leadership style to improve the learning of all students,” adding that “he has strong communication skills and uses data to monitor student learning and teacher effectiveness. In addition, he has a strong background in technology and engineering that will be beneficial as he continues to explore and expand our 21st century learning opportunities for students.”

The central office also noted that Coellner has made progress in special education oversight, teacher observations, and curriculum development.

Brogioli has been principal at ORR Jr. High School since 2007.