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Westchester High School Principal Named 'Administrator Of The Year'

New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson has been named Administrator of the Year by the ESSAA. Photo Credit: Jared Rice Facebook
New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richarson. Photo Credit: File

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - A New Rochelle educator has been named Administor of the Year by the Empire State Supervisor and Administrator’s Association.

The ESSAA has announced that New Rochelle High School Principal Reggie Richardson has been Named Administrator of the Year for Region 2, which covers both Westchester and Putnam County.

According to the ESSAA, Richardson was recognized for “his success in the exploration of standards-based grading, revamping summer assignments for Advanced Placement students, the AP Capstone program, New Rochelle’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the Young Achievers and ALAS-Advancing Latino Academic Success.”

Each year, the ESSAA, a professional organization representing public school administrators and supervisors throughout New York State, honors its top educators with a series of awards. Richardson will receive his honor at the annual ESSAA meeting in June at Hotel Thayer at West Point.

Leslie Altschul, the chair of the English department at the high school, nominated Richardson for the award, describing him as “a compassionate educator, an extraordinary listener and a game changer for the very diverse New Rochelle High School.”

"His positive idealism has set the tone for the inclusive culture within which we nurture, through our collaborative efforts, every one of our constituents -- from the most talented to the most challenged," Altschul wrote. "Reggie is a risk-taker who always supports original thinking and encourages experimentation with any pedagogical strategy that may yield productive results."

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