Surviving & Thriving
Andrew will share his insight to help OSFMA members move from a surviving mindset to a thriving mindset. From how to exuding energy and enthusiasm to the power of storytelling and owning your time, Andrew will help us understand the successful vs. significant concept.
The keynote will be Wednesday morning during the general session from 9:00 - 10:45 am.
Andrew Marotta is an energetic and enthusiastic school leader who has put his positive imprint on his beloved school, Port Jervis HS, in Port Jervis, NY. With the release of his first book, THE PRINCIPAL: Surviving & Thriving. 125 Points of Wisdom, Practical Tips, and Relatable Stories for all School Principals, Andrew is looking to expand his impact to others. He is a loving husband to his wife Jennifer, and supportive father to his three young children Claire, Matthew, and Tessa. He has been the leader at Port Jervis for thirteen years serving as Assistant Principal for seven years and now Principal for the last six. Andrew has led the transformation of PJHS helping raise the graduation rate from the low 60 percent to the mid to upper 80 percent. There is a positive change of mindset among staff and students directly related to Mr. Marotta’s leadership in and around the school. He IS his logo: energy, enthusiasm, extra effort, striving for excellence all with heart!
In addition to academic achievement by students, the school’s climate and culture has evolved for the better. From smoky bathrooms and empty, down trodden flowerbeds to clean, smoke free halls and bathrooms and an abundance of beauty in and around the school, Mr. Marotta has been the catalyst for a culture change at Port Jervis High School.