New principal selected for Riverside Elementary School

Ebony Lattimer

Ebony Lattimer has been selected to serve as the new principal of Riverside School and will begin her new position on Aug. 23.

Lattimer has served as principal of the Titusville Academy for more than four years, and for the last eight years, she has also been an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ebony Lattimer to Princeton,” said Superintendent of Schools Carol Kelley. “Her passion for students, her leadership abilities, and her knowledge of curriculum stood out in a field of very strong candidates for this job.”

Kelley praised Lattimer’s interpersonal skills and her ability to use data to improve students’ academic achievements. Lattimer was selected as a finalist by a committee of Riverside faculty and staff, district administrators, and community members.

“As the current principal of a school for students with disabilities, Ms. Lattimer has cultivated skills and expertise to help a broad range of students succeed academically,” said Michael Volpe, assistant superintendent for human resources.

Lattimer earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her master’s degree in administration and leadership from Georgian Court University. She began her career in Neptune Township in 2003 as a math and science teacher. She left her teaching position in Neptune to become the principal at the Titusville Academy, a private, non-profit special education school known for its work with students who have learning and behavior difficulties. At Titusville, Lattimer helped develop and manage a blended-model curriculum for special education students. Blended learning models combine online educational materials with traditional, in-person classroom instruction. Lattimer also served as the vice-principal of the International Academy of Trenton Charter School.

“I’m looking forward to meeting Riverside students in September, and to working with the talented Riverside teachers and support staff who make it such a welcoming and special place,” Lattimer said.