Oct. 13, 2016 – Throughout the year, the Eye on Stillwater series will highlight those who help our students reach their full potential. It is a chance for the Stillwater community to get to know our teachers, administrators, and staff on a more personal level.
Mr. Paul Morcone is a native of Mechanicville and currently resides in Gansevoort with his wife, son, and dog. He came to the Stillwater Central School District in December 13 and was recently named elementary school principal. Prior to working at Stillwater, Mr. Morcone worked in the Hoosic Valley Central School District and the Shenendehowa Central School District. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in literacy, and certificates in school building leadership, as well as school district leadership.
I've always wanted to have a positive impact on people and I had great experiences with teachers when I was younger. I've always wanted to pass that on to my own students.
I absolutely love the small town feel and vibe in this district. It's very obvious people really rally around their students here. As I walk down the street or attend an event outside of school I have been able to have many conversations with families that I have grown to know by name. This small town feel is like a team in a sense. We are all working together.
I have been to many events that take place in the district, so that is a tough question. Honestly, I love the Open House nights, concerts put on by the students, and the After Prom.
I would have to say my favorite memories are the time I've spent with different age levels when we've held fundraising events to help others.
I would definitely want to teach physical education. Students need to understand the benefits of eating healthy and exercising at an early age. I would like to be a part of that mission if I had the opportunity to do so.
I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. When you are in education there is a drive to be the best and that has always motivated me. What's even better is when I see my students succeed.
I would have to say working at a paper mill, shoveling sludge and cleaning machines.
I played Division III football in college and I was a percussionist in high school. There have also been rumors from students that I was once a mixed martial arts champion. The truth is…I am not able to disclose this information.
Besides spending time with my family, I love to work out and landscape our home.
I would make sure that my family and son were taken care of financially. I would also donate some of the money and work to create new educational programs for students.
1) Travel to Italy
2) Learn to fly a plane
3) Learn to build a house
I love the New York Yankees (there is a lot of family history there) family and the NY Giants…It’s been a rough few years.