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Blind Brook School District Names New Superintendent

Jonathan Ross, interim superintendent at Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, is expected to be appointed to the top school district job permanently at Monday's Board of Education meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Jonathan Ross, interim superintendent at Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District, is expected to be appointed to the top school district job permanently at Monday's Board of Education meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Photo Credit: Provided

RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- Jonathan Ross, who has served as interim superintendent of the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District the past 10 months, is expected to be appointed to the post permanently at Monday's Board of Education meeting.

Ross was appointed interim superintendent last spring. After a rigorous selection process, which included many highly qualified candidates, Ross proved himself to be the person most qualified to lead Blind Brook into the future., according to a statement released by Jeff Diamond, school board president.

Since 2001, Ross served with as Blind Brook's assistant superintendent for Finance and Facilities. His knowledge of the district, its staff, students, parents and community will serve him well in managing the organization, operations, and resources of the district to create the best possible opportunities for students to learn, grow and succeed, the statement said.

Ross received his bachelor's degree from Lehman College and master's degrees from Baruch College and Mercy College in Public Administration and School Business Administration respectively. He also holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership/School Business Leadership from The Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. He has taught educational administration courses at Manhattanville College and Mercy College.

During his 15 years at Blind Brook, Ross has set a high standard as a motivational leader with a strong work ethic. He is a committed lifelong learner and works hard to ensure that each student realizes his or her potential, the school board said in the prepared statement.

The Blind Brook community is invited to attend Ross' appointment during Monday's Board of Education meeting. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Monroe E. Haas IMC at Blind Brook Middle High School, 840 King St., Rye Brook.

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