NEW ROCHELLE, NY — During the Board of Education’s fourth Town Hall meeting of the school year, the community met the education expert who is heading the search for a permanent superintendent.
Dr. Harold A. Coles, the District Superintendent of Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, who has been commissioned to conduct the search, asked questions of the audience to help gather information needed to find the best superintendent for New Rochelle. Among the questions, he asked community members to tell him the District’s greatest strengths, the District’s challenges and the qualities and characteristics a successful leader of a school system.
“It’s important to have this forum,” Dr. Coles said in the session at Isaac E. Young Middle School. “Ultimately the board will make the determination of who the candidate is going to be who will sit as superintendent, but we want to make sure that the community has the opportunity to share its thoughts of what the board should think about as it goes through this process.”
Dr. Coles shared the stage with Board President Jeffrey Hastie at the meeting. The Board will also receive input by meeting with District employees on Monday. The Board anticipates the superintendent to be in place by August 1, 2019, after collecting applications in February and conducting interviews in February and March.
Dr. Magda Parvey, the District’s Chief Academic Officer, has served as interim superintendent since Dr. Brian Osborne left in early October.
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Community members also have the opportunity to provide their input by completing an online survey, which is available until Dec. 20.