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New Rochelle Board of Education Appoints new Principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

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New Rochelle Board of Education Appoints new Principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

December 17, 2016 - 15:45

New Rochelle Board of Education appoints new principal of Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Dr. Nicolas Cracco as the new principal of the Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center. The Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Cracco at its meeting last night.

Dr. Cracco was the assistant principal of the Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School, P.S. 185, in New York. He previously taught mathematics at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy in the Bronx.

"His experience as an educator and administrator will be a great asset as we continue to provide an excellent early childhood education for students at Henry Barnard," said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.

Dr. Cracco received a bachelor's degree in psychology from C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, a master's degree in mathematics from the City University of New York, and a doctorate of education in instructional leadership from St. John's University.  He also earned an advanced certificate in school building and school district leadership from St. John's University.

"It is an honor to come lead a prestigious school such as Henry Barnard Early Childhood Center as its next principal," Dr. Cracco said. "I look forward to building on the programs that are in place and can't wait to begin working with the parents, students, teachers and staff."

He will join Henry Barnard as principal on Jan. 3, 2017.