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Rye High School Update: 3/25/21

March 25, 2021

Dear RCSD Community,

Dr. Derek Schuelein recently advised the District that he intends to resign his position as Principal of Rye High School at the end of the school year to pursue other professional opportunities. 

Dr. Schuelein has requested a personal leave of absence through the date of his resignation which has been granted by the District. Dr. Schuelein’s resignation and request for a personal leave of absence are not in any way related to the recent rumors disseminated in the community, which, as stated in an earlier communication this week, are completely false. 

The District has taken immediate steps to find a highly-qualified individual to serve as our High School Principal on an interim basis. We anticipate making an announcement next week.  For any support needed at the High School, please contact Ms. Suzanne Short short.suzanne@ryeschools.org at 914-967-6100,  ext. 1948, or Dr. Robert Zegarelli zegarelli.robert@ryeschools.org at ext. 1918. Thank you.

Eric Byrne, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools