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Hastings Board of Ed Announces New Superintendent

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – The Hastings Board of Education announced today that Roy Montesano will be the new superintendent of the Hastings School District beginning in July.  Montesano will replace current interim superintendent Timothy Connors.

“In our conversations with Dr. Montesano and several people who have worked with him in New Jersey, we have been very impressed with his child-centered focus on education, his leadership in technology and 21st century learning skills, his grasp of financial and strategic planning, and his ability to communicate and work with all the stakeholders in the school and the larger community,” the board said in a statement.

Montesano has been a middle school science teacher and principal, a Director of Curriculum and Technology and for the past 12 years has been a superintendent in the Westwood and Ramsey school districts, the board said.

“Apparently, we are not alone in our good impression of Dr. Montesano as he was honored this past October as New Jersey’s Superintendent of the Year,” the board said in a statement.

Montesano was one of three finalists for the position who spoke with the district’s interview committee, an 18 member group made up of administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students and local residents.

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