Eric Byrne, the current principal at Roaring Brook Elementary School in Chappaqua, was recently chosen as the newest Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction of the Chappaqua Central School District. Byrne was one of 150 candidates to earn the position. On June 7, the Chappaqua School Board approved Byrne as the new Assistant Superintendent and on July 1, he will begin his tenure at the position.
"It was a challenging and rigorous process," Byrne said. "It was exhausting and challenging when it got down to 3 people left, we met with groups of parents, PTAs and administrators from all six of the Chappaqua Schools. It was a good process because I learned more about the community than I already knew."
Prior to his new position in the school district, Byrne served as the principal of Roaring Brook since July 2007. Before Byrne came to Chappaqua, he worked at Pound Ridge Elementary School in the Bedford School District for four years.
Byrne started at Public School 183 on East 66th Street in Manhattan as a teacher and later became the principal. "P.S. 183 was a wonderful experience," Byrne said, "It was a closely knit school of 600 children who all lived in the community."
Byrne was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island. He was schooled in Manhattan at Fordham University, where he majored in Biology as an undergrad and Education and Educational Leadership in his postgraduate studies at Fordham.
As the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Byrne will work with administrators and teachers to improve the curriculum and instruct staff development in grades K through 12.
"I'll certainly miss the kids at Roaring Brook," Byrne said. "As well as the day-to-day operations with the facility, children and parents."
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