New Rochelle Superintendent Responds to Rumors of Impending Departure

New Rochelle Superintendent Responds to Rumors of Impending Departure

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 20, 2022) -- New Rochelle Schools Superintendent Jonathan P. Raymond is pouring cold water on rumors that have been circulating over recent weeks among senior leaders in the school community that he has plans to end his tenure in New Rochelle before the end of his first year.

“My wife and I love New Rochelle,” said Raymond in response to an inquiry from Talk of the Sound, saying he has “no plans on leaving.”

“There is much to do, and we are just getting started,” he added.

Raymond’s hiring by the Board of Education was announced on May 26, 2021. He was sworn in on July 12, 2022.

Raymond joined New Rochelle after serving as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. He was Superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District in California from July 2009 until December 2013.

In announcing his decision to leave Sacramento in October 2013, saying “there is much to be done”.

Before that, he was Chief Accountability Officer of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system in North Carolina, starting in 2006.

Raymond succeeded Interim Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero to become New Rochelle’s 7th Superintendent in 7 years (Raymond, Marrero, Feijóo, Parvey, Osborne, Korostoff, Organisciak) between 2014 and 2021.


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