We've got new peeps (faculty, administrators and staff) at Rye Schools across the district.
Today, we feature the new peeps in district-wide positions. On Monday, come back to meet the new peeps at Rye High:
Elementary School Guidance Counselor
Ms. Bracciodieta comes to Rye to fill a newly-created role – that of Elementary School Guidance Counselor. Prior to coming to Rye, she was a school counselor at the Bushwick Ascend Lower School in Brooklyn, at Columbus Elementary School in Thornwood, NY, and at Pelham Memorial High School. She has a B.A. in Sociology with a Minor in Psychology from Manhattanville College and an M.S. Ed in School Counseling from Long Island University Hudson.
Director of K-12 Literacy
Ms. Heller comes to Rye to fill the new position of Director of K-12 Literacy. She worked for the last seven years as the English Department Coordinator for the Westport Public Schools, and served in similar roles at the Bethlehem Central and Schenectady City School Districts. Ms. Heller has eight years of experience as a high school English teacher. She holds a B.A. in English from Cameron University in Oklahoma, an M.A.T. in English from Union College, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Bennington College.
Supervisor of Elementary Special Education
Ms. Osooli comes to Rye to fill a newly created position – that of Supervisor of Elementary Special Education. She comes from the Brewster Central School District, where she served as Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services for the past three years. Previously, she was the Supervisor of Special Education for the Pelham Gardens Middle School X566. She has eight years of teaching experience in both special education and general education in the New York City public schools. She has a B.S. in Education and Psychology from Hofstra University, an M.A. in Special Education from Queens College, CUNY, and a Graduate Degree in Administration and Supervision from Hunter College, CUNY.
Speech Pathologist, Midland School and Rye Middle School
Ms. Spennacchio comes to Rye from the Peekskill City School District, where she worked as a speech-language pathologist, and the Isa Marrs Speech Language Pathology Clinic in Briarcliff. Previously, she was a speech and language therapist for students grades K-9 at Children’s Academy in New York City. She has a B.S. in Education and an M.S. in Education Communication Sciences and Disorders from the College of Saint Rose in Albany.
Dr. Erin Vredenburgh
Director of Pupil Personnel Services and Special Education
Dr. Vredenburgh comes to Rye from the Dobbs Ferry School District where she served as the Director of Special Education for the past seven years. Previously, she served as Special Education Coordinator and as a secondary special education math teacher in the Hyde Park Central School District. Dr. Vredenburgh has a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Secondary Special Education, both from Mount St. Mary’s College. Her Education Doctorate is from St. John’s University.