NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey took the stage at the Linda E. Kelly Theater in New Rochelle High School before an audience of more than 100 on Monday night. It was the second in a series of Town Hall meetings the Board of Education has established.
Dr. Parvey answered written questions from the audience on a wide range of topics such as security in the schools, foreign language curriculum and Advanced Placement courses.
"We strive to make sure that we not only offer equal opportunity but that we offer every opportunity for our students to have rich, rigorous learning experiences," Dr. Parvey said.
Dr. Parvey was accompanied on the stage by Board of Education Vice President Amy Moselhi who also addressed questions on various topics. Board member Paul Warhit, co-chairman of the District's Advocacy and Community Outreach Committee, moderated the meeting.
Dr. Parvey said she valued input and engagement from the community.
"Our primary objective is educating kids, and it does take a village," she told the audience. "I am really looking forward to hearing from you and working with you so that we can reach our ultimate goal, which is having great kids who are able to function well in society, who are respectful and who are critical thinkers."
Dr. Parvey was promoted to Interim Superintendent earlier this month. She came to New Rochelle in August 2016 as the District's Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer, overseeing all instructional programs and development of short- and long-range goals for New Rochelle's instructional program.
The next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Also, Monday's meeting as well as the Board of Education's first Town Hall meeting, held Sept. 20, are being shown daily on Cablevision channel 77 and Verizon FiOS channel 30 at the following times:
Back to School Kickoff (Sept. 20)
2:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Meet Dr. Magda Parvey (Oct. 22)
6:00 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
The meetings are expected to be shown until about the middle of next week, when they will be replaced by showings of the Oct. 30 Board of Education meeting.