Longtime Batavia educator Sam Rotolo dies
Mar 30, 2015 5:32 PM - Longtime Batavia Junior High School Principal Sam Rotolo has died at the age of 89. He believed strongly in preserving the dignity of children, even when they misbehaved. "The relationship between the steacher and the student is so important. How a teacher reacts to a child results in how the child will relate to the teacher. Punishment is not the answer. Teachers are there to help them, not to hurt them," Rotolo said in a 2001 interview.