Dr. Feijóo's Entry Plan

Dr. Laura Feijóo recently presented her plan for taking the helm of the City School District of New Rochelle when she becomes Superintendent on Nov. 1, 2019.  

She told the Board of Education at the Sept. 24 meeting that she will build on the District's Strategic Roadmap with concrete benchmarks after taking a deep, comprehensive look at the school system. Using the Roadmap as starting point, she plans to add "SMARTl" (Strategic, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) benchmarks to guide the 11,000-student school system.
 
"My plan is to take the Roadmap to the next level and create SMART goals that are measurable and that reflect what was intended by these statements throughout the plan," she said at the meeting.
 
The objectives, laid out in the Roadmap, are to provide a high-quality and challenging education in safe and supportive schools with superb staff. Engagement and outreach and resource management support those goals, she said.
 
"We have to know that across the schools, kids have access to the same rigor and curriculum as the kids in each and every other school," she said. "Each school has to have a learning plan that directly correlates with the measurable objectives."
 
 

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

 

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Dr. Feijóo Arrives

Dr. Laura Feijóo began her first day as Superintendent of Schools Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, bringing 30 years of experience in education and administration to the helm of the City School District of New Rochelle.  
 
On her first day, she toured New Rochelle High School, meeting teachers, staff and students. Over the coming week, she plans to visit the other schools throughout the 11,000-student District to continue meeting teachers, administrators, staff and students, and to witness the programs and activities throughout the school system.
 
Since the summer, Dr. Feijóo has visited the District at least once a week to meet with administrators, teachers and community members in order to hit the ground running. On Tuesday - Election Day - she plans to address the staff.
 
"I have seen how deeply committed this community is to its students and its schools," Dr. Feijóo said. "I also want to recognize that there is more work to do. I look forward to collaborating with all of you - families, teachers, school leaders, partner organizations, community members and most of all, students - to continue to expand on the successes and to build an ever stronger district."
 
In her three decades in education, Dr. Feijóo has served as an assistant principal, principal, and senior superintendent overseeing all 46 superintendents in the New York City Department of Education. She also served in the NYC DOE's Office of Equity and Access, where her work focused on ending long-standing racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities by addressing opportunity gaps that exist among historically underserved students.
 
"I am very excited to welcome Dr. Feijóo into our district as Superintendent of Schools," said Board of Education President Amy Moselhi. "New Rochelle has a wonderful, diverse, educated, passionate and vocal community. This is what makes New Rochelle so special. All of the stakeholders are committed to excellence governed by and built upon common core values supported by our Strategic Road Map."
 
"I believe that there is much work to be done," President Moselhi continued. "We need to be more innovative, creative, transparent and open about our shortcomings and eager to bridge those gaps in access, outcomes and graduation rates. I believe Dr. Feijóo has the skills needed for that difficult work. She is a smart educational instructional leader and a dedicated, compassionate, hard-working, disarming professional who is able to respect and work with people who hold differing points of view. We are truly at the precipice of thrusting New Rochelle back into the position we know it ought to hold - one of the best school districts in the nation."

In Our Schools

Congratulations Valedictorian and Salutatorian!

 New Rochelle High School has announced that senior Abigail Kazakov is the Class of 2020 valedictorian and Stephen Bartell is the Salutatorian.  

“Please join me in congratulating these two outstanding students,” said Interim Principal Joseph Starvaggi. “We are proud of Abigail and Stephen for consistently pursuing academic excellence and for being stellar examples of New Rochelle High School achievement.”

Both students show a range of interests. Kazakov plans to enter the medical field, considering a career in internal medicine or possibly dermatology.

“I’ve always been fascinated by it,” she said.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, secretary of the school’s Spanish Honor Society (for which she also served as a tutor) and a member of the Math Honor Society. In other interests, she plays tennis and practices taekwondo. She has played piano for 12 years, preferring Baroque and Romantic periods.

She said she appreciates the passion of Romantic-era composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

“When you play their pieces, it’s like a story that you’re telling,” she said.

Bartell plans to major in math in college, possibly with a minor in economics as he explores possible careers. He is president of the Math Honor Society and a member of the National Honor Society and the English Honor Society. He is also active on the Math Team and the school’s chapter of Junior State of America, an organization that helps develop leadership and debating skills.

To unwind from the rigor of mathematics, he plays the flute, preferring Baroque, jazz and blues.

“It’s nice to unplug and be a little more expressive,” he said.

Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey joined in praising the seniors.

“These two students exemplify the high-quality education our District provides,” she said. “We congratulate them and we look forward to their future accomplishments.”

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 

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