Stissing Mountain makes quick staff changes

District remains mum on reasons

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District released a letter on Tuesday, Sept. 27, addressed to administrators, faculty, staff and parents that briefly addressed immediate changes to the school staff.

The letter said Dennis Malloy had resigned as dean of students for Stissing Mountain Middle/High School and that the middle school principal, Robert Hess, has been granted an administrative leave.

Hess has been temporarily replaced by interim principal Anthony Celenza as of Tuesday, Oct. 4. Celenza has acted as principal at several schools in the region during his long career.

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