District Announcements

  • Thank You Community, for your participation in our Community Forum Series. We invite you to continue the dialogue via Let's Talk!

    In Nyack Schools, we are interested in continuing a community-wide, collaborative conversation of what it takes to ensure that all students succeed and how to measure that success in our ever-changing, complex world.

    With Let's Talk! , we respond promptly and directly to your concerns, questions, suggestions and comments when you provide us with your contact information and the dialogue is continued.   If you choose, submissions can also be anonymous.  Please see the attached flyer with specific instructions for how to use Let's Talk!

    Whether you are a student, parent, staff or community member, we are listening and hope to hear from you!

    Communications

District Vision: Equity, Innovation, Optimism

We ENVISION:

A community, proud of its traditions, that uses the richness of its diversity to meet the needs of all students and prepare them for a rapidly changing world. In a spirit of collaboration, we provide an environment that fosters scholastic excellence, cultural appreciation, and ethical behavior.  

Nyack is a community of lifelong learners, encouraging new ideas to shape a positive future.

Guided by our values and vision, we will STRIVE to:

  • Nurture a love of learning
  • Yield positive outcomes
  • Appreciate diversity
  • Care for each other
  • Keep on the path to excellence

 2017-18 District Goals

Rockland County Times article:  "Nyack School District Superintendent is 'Building Bridges' for Today's Students to Cross into Tomorrow's World"

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Contact Us

James J. Montesano, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Jmontesano@nyackschools.org

Linda A. DeCicco
Secretary to the Superintendent
LDecicco@nyackschools.org

(845) 353-7015

Linda A. DeCicco, District Clerk

Contact Us via Let's Talk!  

Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent

Welcome to Nyack Public Schools.  The world in which our students live is vastly different from the one in which we grew up.  Fifty years ago, our schools were largely focused on the routine. Memorization and ‘following instructions’ were the order of the day.  The most successful students were those that learned to follow directions exactly and learned to never ‘draw outside the lines’. This approach to student learning fit nicely into jobs that were routine manufacturing jobs in hierarchical organizations.  In today’s highly competitive global world our students will need to demonstrate the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, analyze data and demonstrate the ability to be adaptable, innovative and creative - and yes, to take a risk now and then - and venture ‘outside of the lines’.  I look forward to working with you as we integrate these skills throughout our curriculum as they are essential for our students to succeed in college, career and citizenship in the 21st Century. 

         

Dr. James Montesano