August 5, 2016
To the Barnard School Community,
Joanna Genovese, principal, has taken a position at a school
in another district and state. Ms. Genovese capably led Henry Barnard School for
the past three years, effectively leading improvements in inclusive practices,
English language arts instruction, and school culture. We wish her well
in her return to Connecticut and are grateful for her contributions to the City
School District of New Rochelle.
We have launched an extensive search for a new leader for
Barnard school, and invite your input into the desired characteristics for the
next principal. Dr. Joseph Williams, Assistant Superintendent for Human
Resources, and Dr. Magda Parvey, incoming Assistant Superintendent/Chief
Academic Officer, will co-lead the search process, which will include
representative parents and staff from the Barnard School Community. Dr.
Williams and Dr. Parvey will communicate with you about opportunities to
provide your input in the process.
Mr. Ken Levy, an experienced retired elementary principal
who has successfully served in interim capacities at Ward Elementary, Trinity
Elementary, and Columbus Elementary schools will serve as interim principal
while the search for a permanent principal is underway. Ms. Genovese, Mr.
Levy, and Assistant Principal Lori Pisani will work together for the remainder
of the summer to ensure a smooth transition and a successful opening for the
2016-2017 school year.
Thank you for all you do to support our growing children at
Henry Barnard School.
Superintendent of Schools