Scarpine named assistant principal at Lake Shore Middle School

ANGOLA – Lake Shore Middle School will be welcoming a new assistant principal.

Christopher R. Scarpine will begin his administrative career with the District on or about March 3.

Scarpine, a resident of Angola, comes to Lake Shore after working in the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District for the last 10 years as an elementary classroom and academic intervention services teacher.

Scarpine earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master’s of science in elementary education from Medaille College, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Building Leadership from the SUNY Fredonia. He holds initial certification as a School Building Leader and a professional teaching certificate in Childhood Education (grades 1-6).

Scarpine is a co-chair policy board member for the Erie-Cattaraugus Teacher Center and has presented on the use of technology in the classroom at educational conferences.

Scarpine served his county as a hospital corpsman (orthopedic technician) from 1993 until being discharged in 2000. From 1993-97 he served active duty in the United States Navy and provided in-field first aid to Marines, assisted on more than 500 orthopedic surgical cases, and was a member of Fleet Hospital Six, trained personnel in surgical assisting, suturing, casting, first aid and CPR. As a reservist from 1997-2000, he participated in cold weather combat training.

In 1997 he was awarded the United States Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal and USN Good Conduct Medal. He received the USN National Defense Ribbon in 1993.

Since 2007, he has served as a United States Coast Guard Reservist Captain (Master Rating).

Scarpine and his wife, Amie, reside in Angola with their children Marissa and Lucie, who attend J. T. Waugh Elementary.