New Rochelle announces new school superintendent

Raymond’s big challenge now is transitioning nearly 11 thousand students back to school FULL TIME this fall - and getting teachers on board.

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2021, 2:14 AM

Updated 1,056 days ago

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New Rochelle has announced a new school superintendent, a role that's been riddled with controversy over the past year.
Jonathan Raymond has been chosen over the interim superintendent Alex Marrero, who held the position after Laura Feijoo spent less than a year on the job and resigned suddenly in October. Dr. Marrero was hired as the Denver Public Schools superintendent - a much larger district than New Rochelle, and it's one reason the teachers’ union wishes there would’ve been a third option.
Raymond has never been a teacher or principal before, but he served as superintendent in Sacramento schools for more than four years.
Now, he says he's ready to bring stability to New Rochelle's district of about 10,000 students.
"I would say that I just come to the work from different eyes - I've had different experiences, and I ask a lot of questions," he says.
Many parents were upset their input was not taken into consideration when Feijoo, the last superintendent, was appointed.
This time, New Rochelle created a citizens' advisory committee to help interview and select Raymond.
Raymond’s big challenge now is transitioning nearly 11,000 students back to school full time this fall - and getting teachers on board.


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