This week, the Mamaroneck schools installed new leaders and began setting goals for 2010-2011.
Mamaroneck resident Rick Marsico took over the reins as president of the Mamaroneck Board of Education at the board’s annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, July 7. The agenda included election of new board officers and swearing in of the new superintendent of schools, Dr. Robert Shaps. Mr. Marsico succeeds Linnet Tse, who served as president in her sixth and seventh years on the board and will continue as trustee for another two years.
“I’m pleased to take on the role of president during this exciting and challenging time in the world of education and look forward to working with our new superintendent, Dr. Shaps,” Mr. Marsico said. “In taking over for Linnet, I realize I have big shoes to fill. We’re fortunate however to be able to benefit from the consistency of having Linnet continue on the board, along with our other returning board members.”
Mr. Marsico, who has three children – two Mamaroneck High School (MHS) grads and a senior at MHS – is serving his sixth year on the board. All of his children attended Mamaroneck Avenue School.
Trustee Robin Nichinsky was elected vice president, and trustee Anant Nambiar was named secretary. Attending his first meeting was Matt Schoengood, who was elected to the board in May and replaces outgoing board member Janet Buchbinder. Superintendent Shaps presided over the start of the meeting on his first official day in the district.
The board will spend time this summer developing goals for the rest of the year.
“I believe the collaborative work we do in the summer through the annual goal setting process is one of the most important times of the year,” Dr. Shaps said. ”The goals serve as a roadmap for the year to come … guiding our work and ensuring that teachers and administrators are on the same page and committed to continuous improvement around teaching, learning and student achievement.”
Dr. Shaps said he looks forward to sharing the results of the goal setting process with the community. Click here for Dr. Shaps’ letter to the community posted on the Mamaroneck schools’ website.