Tuckahoe superintendent: Teachers rising to the occasion amid COVID-19 challenges

School leaders across the Hudson Valley are still learning the best ways to educate students from home.

News 12 Staff

Mar 27, 2020, 10:47 PM

Updated 1,512 days ago

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School leaders across the Hudson Valley are still learning the best ways to educate students from home.

Tuckahoe schools were one of the first districts in the state to shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak. They were part of the containment zone in New Rochelle.
Superintendent Amy Goodman and her staff of nearly 200 were forced to come up with an online learning plan for 1,100 students quickly.

"I have been in schools for 30 years," Goodman says. "I have never been a challenge like this."

She says her teachers have risen to the occasion and crafted video lessons to keep connected with their students.

Goodman herself says she has been working 15 hours a day out of a small conference room insider her downtown White Plains apartment building. She says she is preparing her teachers about the best ways to tackle issues like grading and testing.

The superintendent says she wants to remind parents and students in the district to take things one day at a time.

"Tuckahoe is a great department," Goodman says. "And we are going to get through this together."
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