• Interim Principal Robert Parkes

    Robert Parkes

    Hello Poughkeepsie Community,

    I have more than 20 years of experience in education. I have served as both a math teacher and a school administrator during that time. Our students are remarkable and have unlimited potential. I believe that our students have the right to come to school to learn, enjoy time with their friends and flourish in a nurturing environment.  

    Thank you,

    Rob Parkes

    Assistant Principals

    Kenneth Behr, Grade 8

    PMS Assistant Principal Kenneth Behr I'm in my third year as an Assistant Principal at the Poughkeepsie Middle School.  The past two years I've served as the assistant principal of the seventh grade and this year I'm eagerly transitioning to the role of eighth grade Assistant Principal.  In my role, I intend to have all students ready and prepared to embark on a successful High school career.  Prior to joining the Poughkeepsie City School District, I served as a physical education and health teacher for the New York City Department of Education.  I've also coached many sports teams including varsity football, wrestling and softball.  I believe in focusing on the positive and that all students can be successful when provided the opportunity.

    I hold certifications in physical education K-12 from West Virginia University and school building leader from SUNY Cortland as well as degrees from CUNY York and CUNY Lehman.