Eastchester schools get new superintendent

The Eastchester voted unanimously to appoint Walter Moran The Eastchester voted unanimously to appoint Walter Moran superintendent of schools. (April 2, 2013) Photo Credit: Handout

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The Eastchester Board of Education is expected to appoint Walter Moran, principal of Eastchester Middle School and a 13-year veteran of the district, the new superintendent of schools at its April 9 meeting. His term will begin in July.

"We believe that Dr. Moran will provide the leadership, vision, and high standards that we deem to be essential in a new superintendent," school board President David Carforo said in a news release Tuesday.

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"Dr. Moran was very instrumental in helping to pass the 2011 bond to expand the Middle School and is currently overseeing the project," Carforo added. "We were also impressed by his ability to effect change through collaboration and team work in the middle school. Under his leadership, test scores in the Middle School have risen, reflecting the positive changes that he brought to the academic program."

The Eastchester School District has an enrollment of 3150 students and operates on a $75 million annual budget.

"This is a proud community with rich traditions and strong family values," Moran said in the news release. I will continue to build on the achievements of my predecessors and provide the leadership to ensure that Eastchester remains a top district that creates the opportunities and environment so that all students can maximize their potential."

Before his appointment as Eastchester Middle School principal in 2000, Moran had been the middle school principal in the North Rockland School District, assistant principal at Byram Hills Middle School and a music and band teacher in the Chappaqua schools. Moran earned his doctoral degree in executive leadership at Fordham University. He has a master's in educational administration from Pace University, as well as a master's and bachelor's degrees in music from the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music. Moran has two grown children and lives in Hawthorne with his wife, Kathy.

A public reception for Moran will take place before the board meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 9 in the Eastchester High School Library Media Center.

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