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New Rochelle Schools Greet New Superintendent, Faculty

New Superintendent Brian Osborne addresses New Rochelle students on the first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Photo Credit: Contributed
New Rochelle High School students gather on the first day of school. Photo Credit: Contributed
Ninth-grade students are welcomed to the new school year in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Contributed
School is officially open in New Rochelle, and buses were busy dropping students off throughout the day. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Summer unofficially turned to fall in New Rochelle on Wednesday, Sept. 3, as the opening bell rang and students throughout the city returned to classes for the first day of school.

This school year marks the beginning of a new era in New Rochelle, as the district welcomes a new superintendent in Brian Osborne from South Orange, N.J., and nearly 50 new faculty members.

In a letter to his staff, new and old, Osborne expressed his hope optimism for the upcoming school year.

“One of the reasons I love education is that every September brings a new beginning,” he said. “This is an especially new beginning year for us as we get to know each other and find powerful ways to work together to bring a world-class education to every single one of our students.”

Osborne was officially welcomed to the district at a meet-and-greet during the summer and has been busy observing and evaluating his new home since his July 1 appointment.

“On the first day of school, I saw fantastic energy and enthusiasm among students, teachers and staff,” he noted. “I am confident we can sustain that ‘first day’ feeling for all of us as we embark on this year’s educational journey.”

With the first day behind him, Osborne has started looking forward to the future of the school district. He noted that it will take a communitywide effort to maximize the potential of every student who attends city schools.

“Each of (the district’s) activities carries with it an ultimate goal: dedication to and focus upon providing opportunities for student learning and achievement in a positive school environment,” he said. “We invite the community to share in the vibrant daily life of our schools as our students engage in academic, artistic and athletic pursuits.”

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