Grade 7 Lower School Vice Principal
Joseph Saia is one of the Vice Principals at East Lower School. Mr. Saia, originally from Long Island, moved to Rochester to work in the RCSD and get married. He attended the State University of New York at Geneseo as an undergraduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Literacy Instruction from Nazareth College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Saint John Fisher College. Mr. Saia taught elementary school for 15 years- mostly at the Children’s School of Rochester (No. 15). He then became the founding School Director at Discovery Charter School and led that school for 8 years before coming to East. Mr. Saia is passionate about accelerating the progress of all scholars while supporting them in both dreaming big dreams and working to make the dreams a reality.