New Interim Principal Selected for Franklin Avenue

New Interim Principal Selected for Franklin Avenue
Posted on 12/18/2017
Chris TolpaChris Tolpa, currently the Supervisor of Humanities K-12 for the Westfield Public Schools, has been selected to serve as the interim principal for Franklin Avenue Elementary School, replacing Frances St. Peter-Sanft, who is retiring on Jan. 1. Tolpa has been with the district for 20 years, beginning as assistant principal at Westfield High School in 1998, before transitioning to her supervisory role after three years. As supervisor of humanities, she consults with the schools on social studies, art, English, foreign language and music curriculums. She is also a member of the Westfield Education 2 Business Alliance (WE2BA). Tolpa’s first official day on the job is Jan. 2, but she will start the week before the holiday break overlapping with St. Peter. A Westfield resident, Tolpa has two children in the Westfield schools. She is also involved in many organizations throughout the city.