NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Board of Education recently approved the hiring of six new administrators, including two for newly created positions in the school district.
Rekha Liveris was appointed New Rochelle High School's Science Department chairperson. She replaces Marselle Heywood, who spent 10 years in the district. Liveris has been a science teacher at the high school since 2008. She holds two master's degrees; one in school building leadership and another in biotechnology, both from Manhattan College.
Xiomara Gonzalez will be the new high school Math Department chairperson. She replaces Ron Morris, who spent 15 years in the district. Prior to joining the district, Gonzalez was the assistant principal at the Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies. She earned her master's degree in math education from the City College of New York (CUNY).
Gustavo Barbosa is the district's new secondary school Social Studies Department chairperson. He was previously one of the high school's assistant house principals. He replaces Steve Goldberg, who spent 30 years in the district. Barbosa earned his master's degree in education from SUNY New Paltz.
Shanit Halperin, the new director of research assessment and accountability, is replacing Susan Yom, who spent 16 years in the district. Halperin was previously the director of accountability, research and assessment for Yonkers Public Schools. She is a doctoral candidate at City University of New York Graduate Center and earned her master's degree from Queens College.
Tiara Reyes-Vega is assuming the new position of director of instructional support. She was previously the executive director of language acquisition for Yonkers Public Schools. Reyes-Vega holds two master's degrees; the first in education leadership from Fordham University and the second in bilingual education from Long Island University.
William Miller assumes the new position of director of transportation. Prior to joining the district, he was the director of transportation for the Connetquot School District in Bohemia. He earned his bachelor's degree from SUNY Stony Brook.