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New Assistant Principal of Rye Middle School is 13 Year District Veteran

Kristie Orlando, Assistant Principal of Rye Middle School
Kristie Orlando, the new Assistant Principal of Rye Middle School

Kristie Orlando will become the new Assistant Principal of Rye Middle School on July 1st. Orlando was named the District’s Teacher of the Year in 2020-21 and has worked in the School District for 13 years as both a teacher and an Instructional Technology Staff Developer.

In describing Orlando during the district’s interviewing process, School Boss Eric Byrne said “Ms. Orlando demonstrated a strong skill set as an instructional leader and administrator; an approachable demeanor and collaborative nature; a proven ability and commitment to building relationships with students; and deep experience working in partnership with teachers and staff.”

Orlando joined the Rye City School District in 2008 as a World Languages teacher and was granted tenure in 2011. For nine years, she taught Spanish at Rye Middle School. As a teacher, she was always at the forefront of instructional technology.

In 2017 she applied for and received the position of teacher on special assignment/Instructional Technology Specialist, supporting teachers and administrators in grades 6-12. She has served as the Instructional Technology Staff Developer for the Middle and High School for four years.

Prior to coming to Rye, Kristie worked as an 8th-grade Spanish teacher at P.S./I.S. 194 in Bronx, NY. She has a BA from Muhlenberg College with a Major in Spanish and an MA in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies from Teachers College at Columbia University.

Ms. Orlando, her husband, Sunil Bengali, and two children live in Hawthorne.

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