East Ramapo swears in school superintendent

Dr. Deborah Wortham was sworn in as the district's school superintendent during a ceremony in Spring Valley last night.

Dr. Deborah Wortham was sworn in as the district's school superintendent during a ceremony in Spring Valley last night. (7/15/16)

SPRING VALLEY - East Ramapo officially swore in Dr. Deborah Wortham as the district’s school superintendent during a ceremony in Spring Valley last night.

Dr. Wortham was hired as interim superintendent last fall to replace Joel Klein.

The 58-year-old administrator says she's excited about her role in the school district. "I look forward to working with the board and working with the community to make this a very successful situation for our students," says Dr. Wortham.

The district is plagued with controversy over complaints about the Orthodox Jewish-dominated school board, favoring private schools over public education. Residents hope Dr. Wortham can turn the district around. "We want the best education for our kids and she seems to have a determining focus to that end," says Ed Joseph, of Pomona.

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