Ms. Helen Ponella, Principal IS227Q  
    Telephone Messages

    Dear Parents:

    As the Principal of Louis Armstrong Middle School, it is my sincere pleasure and honor to serve as a member of this great school community.  Louis Armstrong has a rich history of academic and cultural excellence.  This is a result of the strong collaborations and partnerships between administrators, teachers, parents and community-based organizations that provide a diversity of experiences for your children.  

     As a community of learners, we have envisioned bringing together culturally diverse children to help them grow academically, emotionally, physically and socially.  This is ensured through rigorous and challenging academic programs and clubs geared towards, social, emotional and physical well-being. 

     At Louis Armstrong Middle School, we foster and build upon the highest quality of instruction through collaboration with the school leadership team, parent teacher association, instructional leadership team, staff and students.  It is essential to our success to continue to strengthen the educational practices that best supports students in reaching their goals and beyond by building on the school wide goals and structures that are already working and in place.

     To continue in the spirit of excellence and collaboration, I look forward to collaborating with you to discuss the identified areas of success and needs of our students and families. I believe in an open-door policy where parents, students and staff are always welcome to come by and discuss their concerns and suggestions. 


    Helen Ponella