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. 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 


District Seeking Public Relations Consultant

The City School District of New Rochelle is seeking a public relations professional or firm to partner with its public information officer in maintaining a high profile for the District and the high-quality education it provides to nearly 11,000 students. The public relations team will disseminate important information to the community; spread the word about innovative educational activities and student and teacher achievements; and promote school events such as performances, exhibitions and dedications.

The District is committed to finding a highly experienced public relations expert or firm with the skill and dedication suited to a diverse city school system that enjoys a strong bond with its community and features myriad exceptional programs, teachers and students.

A Request for Proposals issued by the District is available at Proposals are due by 3 p.m. August 9.

Webster Students Featured in 'Future' Festival

When The Wall Street Journal held its recent "Future of Everything Festival," the views of Daniel Webster Magnet School students were presented along with the top experts in the field. 


The WSJ chose Webster School to talk with students for a video that was shown at the festival showcasing how young people viewed the coming years. They were surprised by what they found at Webster. The video crew wrote to the District about the students afterward, "We were truly blown away by their thoughtfulness and introspection, and their wonderful personalities are a testament to the work you are all doing at Daniel Webster."

Take a couple of minutes to enjoy the video here.

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

District Calendar

  • Labor Day Holiday

    District Closed

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  • Opening Day - Staff Only

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  • BOE - Regular Meeting & Public Hearing

    NRHS, LEK Theatre

    6:00 p.m.

    7:15 Public Hearing on Proposed Amended 1920-2020 District-Wide School Safety Plan

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  • Barnard Pre-K Transition Day

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  • Webster Wrap Sale Begins

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  • NRHS Grade 9 Orientation

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  • Opening Day for Students - Elementary Half Day

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  • ALMS Start Times

    Grade 8 - 8:30 a.m.

    Grade 7 - 9:30 a.m.

    Grade 6 - 10:30 a.m.

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  • IEYMS Start Times

    Grade 6 - 8:30 a.m.

    Grade 7 - 9:30 a.m.

    Grade 8 - 11:00 a.m.

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  • NRHS Room 222

    PTAC Orientation

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Take our Survey on the Next NRHS Principal

Please take this brief survey on the skills and experiences the next permanent New Rochelle High School principal should possess. The City School District of New Rochelle  has retained consultants School Leadership LLC to conduct a search for candidates. The results will help guide School Leadership and the District in the search.

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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.