NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Tiara Reyes-Vega, the former Executive Director of Language Acquisition for the Yonkers Public Schools, has been named Director of Instructional Support for the New Rochelle school district. She was appointed to the post on June 6 by the New Rochelle Board of Education.
"I am honored to become a member of the New Rochelle public schools team," she said. "I am excited to collaborate with all stakeholders to continue to promote the district's vision of excellence and achievement for all students."
Reyes-Vega has 25 years of education experience, most of it in Yonkers. Before overseeing the Language Acquisition programs, she was principal of the Robert C. Dobson School.
In the newly created position in New Rochelle, Reyes-Vega will oversee academic interventions with the goal of ensuring that all students are reading at grade level by third grade. She will also be responsible for moving the district toward a standardized assessment of reading and will manage Federal Title III grants for improving language learning. Reyes-Vega will supervise English as a New Language teachers across the district and will coordinate and oversee dual language programs throughout the district.
"With her many years of experience, Tiara Reyes-Vega is the right person for this vitally important position," Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne said. "We know she'll help work toward making sure students are reading at the grade-appropriate levels and that our new language learners have the same opportunities to learn as all other students."