Dr. Frank Alvarez has his first school day during summer break. The new superintendent of the Rye City School District was most recently Superintendent of Montclair (NJ) Public Schools.
“I’m honored to be given this opportunity,” said Dr. Alvarez in March. “Rye is one of the nation’s premier public school districts, and I am committed to helping drive the district to even greater heights.”
Alvarez began his career as a teacher in 1977 and became a principal by 1986. Since that time, Alvarez has made great strides in areas such as special education initiatives, integration of technology within the curriculum, gifted/talented opportunities for all students, Mandarin language instruction, and cultural opportunities that enhanced global relations involvement.
He has matriculated at Montclair State University and Columbia University's Teachers College. Currently a resident of River Vale, NJ, Alvarez and his wife, a New Jersey school teacher, have two children.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Alvarez to Rye and we are confident that he
will be an excellent superintendent for our District,” stated Board of Education
President Laura Slack.