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Rye School District Appoints Assistant Principals

RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye City School District recently appointed Ellen McDonnell and Robert McKiernanas assistant principals at Rye Middle School and Rye High School, respectively.

"We have great expectations of what she (McDonnell) will be able to do for us," said Superintendent Edward Shine. "And Mr. McKiernan has a superb performance record."McDonnell has been promoted from within the District where she has served as the Math Department Chair at Rye High for two years. She will be based at the middle school while continuing to teach two math courses at the high school, and will work closely with both schools' math departments.

"I am excited to serve the Rye City Schools and the Rye community in this new capacity," McDonnell said. "I am looking forward to working with the excellent educators we have in the 6-12 mathematics program to improve student learning and increase opportunities for student growth."

McKiernan comes to Rye from the Carmel School District, where he served as Dean of Students at Carmel High School. He will serve as Assistant Principal for Guidance and Student Support Services at Rye High, filling the vacancy left by former assistant principal Patricia Taylor who is now the current principal.

"I look forward to working with Mrs. Taylor, the faculty and the students and parents of Rye High School," Mr. McKiernan stated. "My aim is to work toward a smooth transition and maintain the high standards that symbolize Rye High School."Superintendent Shine said McDonnell's annual salary will be set at $125,000 and McKiernan's at $135,000 prorated for 11 months.

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