Joseph Apicella, an administrator with the Ansonia school district, has been named the new principal of Orange Avenue Elementary School. He will begin July 1.
The position became available when current Orange Avenue Principal Carole Swift was appointed director of pupil personnel services/special education in the Milford Public Schools.
Apicella has been a professional educator for the past 12 years, serving for six years as a teacher and six years as an administrator in the Ansonia Public School district. Apicella began teaching Grade 3 at Mead Elementary School in Ansonia, according to Milford school officials.