District Announcements

  • Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

  • A letter from the Superintendent was emailed to all District families and staff today, Jan. 4 RE: a situation at the high school

    Please see the attached letter from Dr. James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools.

  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

  • 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit www.ocadacoalition.org



Social Work Services

The role of the social worker is varied and diverse.  Services include: providing counseling and emotional support for students, assisting students with developing appropriate conflict resolution, social skills and appropriate peer interactions.  The social worker supports teachers by observing students in the classroom setting and offering suggestions on how best to provide for the student. The social worker is an integral member of each building level Instructional Support Team and Crisis Intervention Team. In addition, the social worker serves as the liaison between the school and community agencies to provide outside supports for students and their families.


School Social Workers:

Mimi Madan, LCSW-R                         

845- 353-7131        Nyack High School                      



Jeanine Rufo, LMSW                                

(845) 353-7238       Nyack Middle School  



Brett Sloane, LCSW-R 

(845) 353-7263         Upper Nyack Elementary School

(845) 353-7263         Valley Cottage Elementary School                                



Enisa Nikocevic, LCSW-R

(845) 353-7252      Liberty Elementary School