Meet Dr. Laura Feijóo

 The City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education has appointed Dr. Laura Feijóo as the District’s new Superintendent of Schools, effective November 1, 2019.

Dr. Feijóo holds a bachelor’s degree in education, master’s degree in special education and specialist diploma in educational leadership all from Queens College. She earned her doctorate degree in educational leadership from New York University.

Dr. Feijóo currently serves the New York City Department of Education in the capacity of Senior Superintendent. In this role, she is directly responsible for supporting schools across all divisions in policy and labor management.Dr. Feijóo additionally was selected by her colleagues to serve as President of the New York State Councilof School Superintendents during the 2017-2018 school year.

Previously, she served for four years as the Senior Supervising Superintendent for the Chancellor’s Central Office, overseeing all of the superintendents in the city and their office operations. Prior to being promoted to 79’s Alternative Schools, Office of Adult and Continuing Education as well as a series of other undertakings within the Department. Her extensive experience also includes serving as Deputy Regional Superintendent, Deputy Senior Supervising Superintendent, Executive Officer for Instruction and Community Superintendent for School District 20, among others.

In all of these roles, Dr. Feijóo has supported the instructional and organizational practices of principals over the past 29 years, specifically in the areas of leadership, effective instructional goal setting, and leading teams to support individual school communities and student outcomes. Dr. Feijóo also served as the Principal of PS/MS 499, the Queens College School for Mathematics, Science and Technology. As the first appointed principal of this unique learning environment, she established a strong relationship with college faculty, teachers and parents. In partnership with the college, she enabled her teaching faculty to collaborate in the development of content planning, curriculum mapping and the design of professional development, especially in the areas of balanced literacy and an inquiry based approach to mathematics and science. Dr. Feijóo’s experience as an instructional leader at every level from building principal to superintendent will transform how we educate every child from pre-K to grade 12.

Dr. Feijóo’s professional and personal background are in support of our District’s larger strategic mission to have a pedagogical staff that is ethnically more reflective of the students we serve and knowledgeable of cultural differences and learning styles in our diverse population. As an educator, she has served in the Office of Equity and Access with a focus on ending long-standing racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities by addressing opportunity gaps that exist among historically underserved students. She supported several initiatives aimed at closing the achievement gap and fostered initiatives to support New York City’s most vulnerable students. Programs Dr. Feijóo supported included AP Expansion Program, Summer Quest and the DREAM Program. Personally, she has made blending cultures an important aspect of her children’s upbringing, teaching them both English and Spanish, and exposing them to various facets of their Ecuadorian and Italian heritage. To that end, her family, as a whole, is able to embrace their diverse backgrounds and engage more deeply with relatives’ native customs and cultures.

July 5, 2019 e-mail to the community on Dr. Feijóo

June 28, 2019 announcement of Dr. Feijóo's appointment 


United in Support (with Tips on Immigrants' Rights)

July 18, 2019

Dear New Rochelle community,

After Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted operations in New Rochelle earlier this week, we at the City School District of New Rochelle want to extend our support to all families within our community. We understand that many in our District community are affected by these reports and the fear and uncertainty that they create.

It is a good time for both at-risk immigrant residents – as well as families and friends of those who could be affected – to know their U.S. Constitutional and human rights.

UPDATE: The Districtwide Forum that was scheduled for next Wednesday, July 24, at Columbus Elementary School, has been postponed. Community leaders are expected to meet Monday night to discuss this matter. A point person for future forums and for information is expected to be identified at a later date.

For more information about immigrants’ rights, the City of New Rochelle posted information from the American Immigration Lawyers Association on its website last week, and there are many other sources of similar information, from both national groups and local advocacy organizations. This information is valuable to immigrants and allies of our immigrant residents. Please take a look.

Also, please share this information with anyone you feel might be affected or interested in topics related to immigration rights and services. In these challenging times, we want the message to be clear: We are a District of people from many nations, we celebrate our diversity, and now more than ever, we stand as one.


New Rochelle Board of Education

Amy Moselhi, President

Paul Warhit, Vice President


Dr. Magda Parvey,

Interim Superintendent of Schools

City School District of New Rochelle

A Letter from the Interim Superintendent

Dear New Rochelle community,

This year continues to bring us many achievements and great news of our students, teachers and more.  

We’ve had teachers chosen to become STEM leaders; they will continue building on our creative inquiry-based lessons across our District that make use of everything from hot cocoa to an adult-sized robot. New Rochelle High School has chosen a valedictorian and salutatorian who are two great examples of our stellar student body.

Visitors to our District have included the head of the National Urban League, who taught us the importance of exploring our own histories and sharing in the celebration of others’ histories as well.

What a perfect message for our school district and its students, who come from virtually every corner of the world.

Our Black History Celebration was absolutely inspiring, our Science Research Program continues to grow and our PAVE arts students never fail to astound us with their boundless creativity. Our athletes continue to score honors near and far – even in Orlando, Florida, where our cheerleaders finished strong in a national competition.

In order to provide the best settings for our 11,000 students to experience the joy of learning and exploration, we must provide more than our incredible teachers and dedicated administrators and staff. We also must provide attractive, comfortable settings that stimulate the mind and imagination.

To that end, our $106.5 million construction program continues to restore our buildings to top condition.

As always, I invite you to get to know our schools, teachers and students better.

These are all crucial aspects of a system that provides a top-quality education for all.

Dr. Magda Parvey

Interim Superintendent of Schools

Q&A From Town Hall on Safety and Security

The District is providing answers to the questions submitted and raised at the February 25 Board of Education Town Hall meeting on Safety and Security, held in Isaac E. Young Middle School. Here you will find questions that were answered at the meeting as well as those that were submitted but were not addressed because of time constraints.

Questions and Answers 

Watch the meeting here

Residency Verification

The City School District of New Rochelle has undertaken a process of residency verification for the 2018-2019 school year. The following is a Q&A about the process, along with a letter to the community from the Board of Education: 

Residency Verification Q&A 

Letter from the New Rochelle Board of Education,  August 8 2018 

Preguntas y Respuestas, Verificación de Residencia 

Carta de la Junta de Educación de New Rochelle, 8 de Agosto 2018 


Follow-Up Questions

The District makes an effort to follow up on questions that are asked or submitted at Board of Education regular and Town Hall meetings but that remain unanswered in the meetings. Find the questions and answers here.

Board of Education Meeting, March 26, 2019 

Board of Education Meeting, Feb. 26, 2019 

Board of Education Meeting, Jan. 29, 2019 

Town Hall, Jan. 22, 2019 

Board of Education Meeting, Dec. 18, 2018 

Town Hall, Nov. 14, 2018 "Restorative Practices" 

Find questions and answers organized by category in the "Questions & Answers" section under "About Us"

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Mission Statement

The City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, will provide a high quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces our rich diversity and drives our success.