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Middle School Principal

Steven M. Sgambelluri

Middle School Principal

Varsity Basketball Coach

Entering his 15th year in education, Mr. Sgambelluri continues to add programs and pieces to the Middle School experience at La Salle Institute. The Middle School proudly maintains a reputation of having an outstanding academic and leadership program where 100% of their students improve academically, athletically, behaviorally, emotionally, socially or spiritually. 

A true "school within a school," the Middle School program focuses on challenging students both in and out of the classroom to reach their maximum potential. Whether it's during a Monday morning assembly, roaming the halls or meeting with students in his office, Mr. Sgambelluri continues to preach to all students that as long as they are giving their absolute best - they are being successful. 

Throughout his journey in education, Mr. Sgambelluri has worn many hats. As a History teacher at Bishop Maginn High School he taught World History and Popular History. During his time at The Albany Academies, Mr. Sgambelluri served as a 5th & 6th Grade History teacher and later served as the Associate Dean of Students. Along with his duties as Associate Dean of Students, he also served as the Director of Student Life and taught courses in Leadership. He arrived at La Salle in 2008 in his current role. Mr. Sgambelluri also has taught Critical Thinking and Human Relations at Bryant & Stratton College. 

The game of basketball has always been such an important piece of Mr. Sgambelluri's life. He played scholastically at Bishop Maginn High School and then collegiately at The College of Saint Rose. A 1,000 point scorer both in high school and college, Mr. Sgambelluri was inducted into the Bishop Maginn High School Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007. Two of the teams that he played on at St. Rose were inducted into the Saint Rose Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2016. His teams at La Salle have been ultra competitive. Perhaps his proudest feat is the success that his student athletes have had on the court and in the classroom. Mr. Sgambelluri's program has helped develop ten college basketball players since the 2008-2009 season. He also spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach at The College of Saint Rose before arriving at La Salle. 

Mr. Sgambelluri is incredibly proud of the strong Middle School program at La Salle. He has introduced several new programs that illuminate student leadership and student improvement. He has created the Middle School Leadership curriculum along with mentoring programs which feature both current students and teachers. He believes that the education of students is a total team effort and one that involves students, teachers, coaches, mentors and friends. He especially enjoys working with the Middle School as those years are truly the runway to young adulthood. His favorite line of "Bleed Blue & White" helps teach students to give their entire self to La Salle Institute. 

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