Rye City School District Names Two Assistant Principals

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Suzanne Short, a Rye High School English teacher, has been appointed assistant principal of the school.
Suzanne Short, a Rye High School English teacher, has been appointed assistant principal of the school. Photo Credit: Rye City School District
 Joseph DiGiovanni, assistant principal of Hendrick Hudson High School, will be the new assistant principal at Rye Middle School.
Joseph DiGiovanni, assistant principal of Hendrick Hudson High School, will be the new assistant principal at Rye Middle School. Photo Credit: Rye City School District

RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye City School District Board of Education and administration have appointed two new assistant principals, Suzanne Short and Joseph DiGiovanni. 

Short will take the role of Ellen McDonnell at Rye High School, and DiGiovanni will take on the position currently held by Joe DeRuvo at Rye Middle School. Both will officially begin their new posts on Tuesday, July 1. 

Short is already a familiar and well‐respected member of the Rye High School staff, having taught a variety of English courses for the past 13 years and serving as English language arts 6‐12 department coordinator for the 2013‐14 school year.

In this capacity, she has been involved with the development and implementation of professional development opportunities, assessments for department needs and curriculum revisions for the Common Core Standards.

DiGiovanni joins Rye from the Hendrick Hudson school district, where he currently serves as assistant principal at Hendrick Hudson High School. He previously taught social studies at Fieldstone Middle School in the North Rockland Central School District for 10 years.

DiGiovanni has been responsible for supervising various departments, managing day‐to‐day school operations, overseeing the general student population, collaborating with the scheduling team and facilitating professional development training.

“We considered a combined total of 520 applicants for these two positions and are confident that Mrs. Short and Mr. DiGiovanni are each the best fit for the schools to which they were appointed,” said Superintendent of Schools Frank Alvarez. 

“We are thrilled to see Mrs. Short move up in her career as an educator. She has done a phenomenal job as English department chair this year and will continue to bring great energy and make excellent contributions to the high school as an assistant principal. We are equally enthused to welcome Mr. DiGiovanni to the district and to the middle school, and believe that he will quickly become a valuable member of our administrative team.”

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