New Rochelle School District announces new interim superintendentPosted: Updated:
The New Rochelle superintendent has officially stepped down, making room for an interim one.
"New Rochelle's a great place, I think last year was challenging for us, and it would be challenging for any community, but it defines us and that's really important," says Dr. Parvey.
Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey says she is enthusiastic to embark on her new role in the New Rochelle school district.
Previously, Dr. Parvey served as the district's assistant superintendent chief academic officer, developing goals for instructional programs.
"We have a strategic road map that guides our work, and we've invested in that work and we want to continue that," says Dr. Parvey.
Students say they're ready to see someone like Dr. Parvey lead the way.
"They're having some outreach towards students, having more outreach towards parents," says senior Dylan Klein. "I think the new administration is definitely going to help out."
The interim superintendent says she'll continue to build upon former Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne's agenda.
Dr. Osborne announced this summer he would not extend his agreement. His departure follows a rash of violence last year, including the fatal off-campus stabbing of a student.
The high school is also under investigation for allegations of grade inflation with an online credit recovery program.
"I'm hoping that transparency comes with the new administration," says Klein.
Dr. Parvey says she's ready to move forward on a more positive path.
"The community has been very involved and engaged and present with all that went on last year, so this is a great opportunity for the district to restore trust and really build a strong relationship with the community," says Dr. Parvey.
Some parents say the new leaders, including a new board of education president, will bring additional discipline and structure for the students.
The district also has a new Board of Education president.
While Dr. Parvey is interim superintendent, the Board of Education will continue their search for a full time superintendent.