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June 14th, 2023 Pelham School Newsletter

Dear Pelham Families,

Pelham Elementary celebrates a tradition of excellence in education by setting high expectations for our student’s academic, social, and emotional growth.  Our dedicated highly trained staff and our incredibly supportive parents work together to encourage the development of our students as eager, life-long learners and as compassionate, responsible human beings.

I am looking forward to the 2022-2023 school year and all of the learning, friendships, community, and fun!  My name is Micki Darling and this is my second year as the interim principal of Pelham School.  I am a learning-focused principal and work tirelessly to shape a vision of academic success for all students. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I bring my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support all of our students.  

Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, we encourage you to become involved in every way possible. With the goal of continuing the tradition of excellence here at Pelham Elementary School, we are committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students and to more effectively communicate with parents and community members. There are several ways to get involved and help in these goals; the school council, the PTO, and the Social Justice and Equity Committee. We will be meeting with parents, students, and as a staff throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school climate, and parent communication.

Please feel free to reach out to myself () or Jess () if you have any questions.

Your Principal,

Micki Darling


The Amherst-Pelham Regional District, the Amherst Public Schools, and the Pelham Elementary School do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, homelessness, political party, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment by its programs and activities.

Policy AC: Commitment to Nondiscrimination and Educational Equity


School Cancellation Line: (413) 362-1898

Absence Notification Line: (413) 362-1198

Principal: Micki Darling

School Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:10 AM-2:40 PM

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If a student’s chosen name, pronouns, and/or gender identity have changed since they were initially registered in the District, please complete this form so we can update the information in our student database. Please note that legal name changes cannot be processed using this form. Click on this box to complete the form.

Superintendent Dr. E. Xiomara Herman

Dr. E. Xiomara Herman, known affectionately as Dr. Xi, is an accomplished educational leader and visionary. She brings over a decade of transformative experience to her role as Superintendent of Amherst, Pelham, and Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools (ARPS). Dr. Xi’s career is marked by her unwavering commitment to academic excellence, equity, and community engagement, driving impactful change from classroom teaching to strategic leadership.

Dr. Xi holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Walden University, a Master of Science in Math and Science Education K-8, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Virgin Islands. Her professional journey includes key roles such as St. Croix District Superintendent of the USVI Department of Education, Deputy Insular Superintendent, and District Director of Curriculum & Instruction.

Throughout her career, Dr. Xi has demonstrated exceptional skills in strategic leadership, data-driven decision-making, instructional innovation, and budget management. She has successfully spearheaded comprehensive strategic plans, implemented innovative programs to promote educational equity, and navigated significant challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Xi’s leadership philosophy centers on the belief that every student deserves the opportunity to become the best version of themselves. Her extensive experience, visionary leadership, and heartfelt commitment to education make her a valuable asset to the district and the broader community. She advocates for a student-centered, data-informed approach to education, emphasizing the importance of leading with love and a just cause.

Her dedication to creating an educational system where students strive for excellence is encapsulated in her inspirational quote:

“Lead with love, center on students, rely on data, and uphold a just cause. Together, we will build an educational system that inspires every student to reach their fullest potential and become the best version of themselves.”

As the Superintendent of ARPS, Dr. Xi is committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and community partnership. She is dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities, supporting professional development, and ensuring that every student receives the resources and support they need to succeed.

Dr. Xi looks forward to leading ARPS towards a future of academic success, innovation, and inclusivity.

Event Calendar

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