Portrait of Rose GordanI am very humbled and honored to introduce myself as the newly appointed principal of Madison Avenue Elementary School. I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead a school with such dedicated staff and a supportive school community. I believe that great schools are the result of great teachers. I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the students and families of this community.

While I am new to Madison, I am not new to Irvington Public Schools. I have served as a principal in the district for seventeen years. I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-three years and worked with students ranging in age from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to Madison Avenue School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. I can assure you that I share in this school community’s dedication to caring for our students every day while providing them with a rich and meaningful learning experience.

One of my primary goals is to support the teachers so that they can continue to be successful in helping your child grow and prosper. We are committed to building an ever-stronger village that will support the needs of each learner and challenge each student to learn and grow at his/her own optimal rate.

The Mission of Madison Avenue Elementary School is to inspire and instruct all students to think critically, creatively, and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their dreams with purpose. Our vision is to promote the social/emotional development and academic achievement of every student every day.

Madison Avenue Elementary School services approximately 450 scholars. We have an eight-period schedule that includes Math, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education for all students. Madison also offers World Language, an Intellectually Gifted program, Music and Visual Arts. Chromebook laptops are available to all of our students, and all classrooms have a Smart Board.

For the 2022-2023 school year, we will focus our attention on small group instruction, with the effective use of learning stations, and social-emotional learning. There are numerous opportunities available for our students to participate in academic and extracurricular activities that will assist them in becoming more knowledgeable, skillful and confident learners in our society.

Parent involvement is essential to the success of any highly effective program. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to commit to partnering with us to make this a spectacular and productive school year. As in the words of John Maxwell, “Teamwork makes the Dream work.”


Rose Gordon

Madison Avenue Elementary School Principal