NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The City School District of New Rochelle mourns the death of former Schools Superintendent Richard E. Organisciak, who served the district from August 15, 2006 until his retirement on October 4, 2013.
Mr. Organisciak’s tenure as Superintendent of Schools was distinguished by his commitment to the improvement of educational opportunities for all children, a notable interest in fostering excellence and equity in public education, and as an advocate of education. While in New Rochelle, he was selected to serve as one of eight members of the Executive Committee governing the New York State Council of School Superintendents.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Richard’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family,” said Rachel Relkin, CSDNR Board President upon hearing the news.
Under his leadership, the CSDNR moved forward in the areas of technology opportunities for the district and its' students, collecting and using data to drive decision-making, and placing an importance on the study of international languages.
“As his successor, I applaud the initiatives he began. They provided a solid foundation for the district to move forward,” expressed Dr. Brian G. Osborne, current Superintendent of the CSDNR.
Mr. Organisciak was involved in a broad range of community activities as well, and had a number of articles published in scholarly journals and magazines. Additionally, he was the recipient of many community awards.