“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Evangelist to the District and Central Administration,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edward Shine. “I have confidence that she will provide valuable contributions that will help our academic program move forward.”
And so it is that Dr. Mary Anne Evangelist was welcomed to the Rye City School District at the Wednesday night Board of Education meeting. Evangelist was tapped to step in as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.
"I'm also looking forward to working with a caring and committed group of educators and a community that is dedicated to providing the best for its children. My job this year is to keep Dr. Shine’s curriculum, instruction, and assessment going so that those important aspects of the District are in good shape for the new superintendent and assistant superintendent,” said Evangelist in a released statement from Rye City Schools.
Evangelist has a long career in education mostly recently as principal of Parkway School in Paramus, NJ. Prior to that position, Evangelist served as an interim principal at 2 Clarkstown Central School District elementary schools, as student-teacher supervisor at St. Thomas Aquinas College and assistant superintendent in the Nyack Union Free School District. She has also served as principal for schools in several districts including Elmwood Park Public Schools, Pearl River Union Free School District, Pelham Union Free School District, and Ringwood Schools.
Since 2004, Dr. Evangelist has also served as an adjunct professor in Long Island University’s Department of Educational Leadership, and as President of Educational Forensics Consulting.
Evangelist holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of New Rochelle, a Master of Arts Degree from Manhattan College, and a Ph.D. from Fordham University.