Local News
Our Schools
Sleepy Hollow News

Three New School Administrators Hired in Tarrytown

• Bookmarks: 54


July 29, 2021

By Rick Pezzullo—

Three new administrators have been hired for the upcoming school year in The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns.

Advertisement
  • Irvington Theater Videos for Change
  • Abbott House Awards Dinner

Dr. Ronald Gonzalez will join the district as Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Instruction, Kathy Ryan will serve as interim Assistant Superintendent for Business and Elizaul Diaz will keep the buses running smoothly as Transportation Supervisor.

Gonzalez joins the district from Mount Vernon where he served as a high school principal for the past decade. During his tenure, Gonzalez was credited for bringing stability to the district and for increasing on-time graduation rates. It was in that role that he was named Westchester County’s outstanding administrator of the year by Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association, in 2016.

He is a vocal advocate and public speaker for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives schools are adopting throughout the state; to which he has added ‘access’ and refers to the work as “IDEA” because as he states, “access is just as important.”

“I truly see my role in education as my life’s work,” Gonzalez stated. “I’m eager to get to know and collaborate with the community. Working together is how we can best serve our students. We found new and innovative ways to work this past year and I don’t see us going back to exactly what we used to do. We were also reminded from this past year that we are more than educators. We play many roles and I bring all of them to work with me every day. I don’t know how to do this any other way.”

Ryan will take on a role that she has played for other districts in recent years after retiring as a full-time business official from the Rye City School District. Ryan will lead the business office as it closes the 2020-21 fiscal year and will work to support the district in non-instructional areas such as transportation, facilities and food service. She sees one of her main responsibilities as ensuring a smooth transition for the new Assistant Superintendent for Business.

“I am really enjoying working with the dedicated staff in the business office and facilities and transportation departments,” Ryan said. “The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns have one of the most welcoming and hard-working administrative and support staff, with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work.”

Diaz comes to Tarrytown from the Clarkstown Central School District where he served as the Safety Coordinator. Diaz is a Sleepy Hollow High School graduate who knows the community well. He has experience as a school bus driver himself, as well as a strong background in school transportation safety, school transportation rules and regulations, and the planning and directing that is involved in this critical role.

“I am eager to share my knowledge and skills with the school district, and very grateful for the opportunity,” Diaz said.

Share the News!
Advertisement
Andrea Martone - Westchester and Rivertowns Real Estate - Houlihan Lawrence agent

Election 2021: Experiences with Village Motivated Bartolacci to Seek Office

By Rick Pezzullo — When Peter Bartolacci submitted plans to construct two-tiered retaining walls in the rear and side yards...
Read More

Recipe: Farmers Market Fall Pasta

By Linda Viertel — Before everyone dives into squash recipes, apple pie baking and root vegetable roasts, take time to...
Read More

Homecoming Night a Treat for Horsemen Football Fans

By Kevin Brown — Last Friday night (Oct. 8), the world seemed back to normal at Sleepy Hollow High School....
Read More

Mercy Adjuncts Escalate Pay, Benefits Dispute

By Brianna Staudt — Picket signs and hand-distributed flyers greeted cars at the gate of the prestigious Ardsley Country Club...
Read More

Senior Captain Regalado Big Reason Dobbs Ferry Has High Hopes

By Tom Pedulla--- Jose Regalado’s father, Francisco, would not allow him to play football until he reached the sixth grade...
Read More

Sleepy Hollow Says Good-bye to Chick Galella

By Brianna Staudt — Family, friends and neighbors laid beloved World War II hero and public figure Armando "Chick" Galella...
Read More

Greenburgh’s First Town Hall Farmers Market Attracts Hundreds; Encore Thursday

By Linda Viertel — Hundreds of shoppers flowed through the parking lot at Greenburgh Town Hall for the first ever...
Read More

Former Mayor Fixell Endorses Brown in Tarrytown Mayoral Race

By Rick Pezzullo — One of the three candidates running for mayor in the Village of Tarrytown recently received a...
Read More

Five Express Interest In Developing Property Leased by Boat Club

By Barrett Seaman— The Washington Irving Boat Club was joined by four other parties in submitting RFQ/RFI (Request for Qualifications/Request...
Read More

ARMANDO ‘CHICK’ GALELLA, HERO, DIES AT 100

By Brianna Staudt — Sleepy Hollow may be host to "The Legend (of Sleepy Hollow)," but locals of North Tarrytown...
Read More
54 recommended
789 views
bookmark icon