Superintendents' Welcome

Welcome to the Port Jervis City School District!

Dear Parents and Community Members:

As the 2018-2019 school year begins, our Central Administration team wanted to reach out to you and share our vision for the Port Jervis School District.

Mr. Mike Rydell is our new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Rydell has been with the district one year as the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. He has implemented many hands-on and project-based learning STEAM/STREAM activities in the classroom as well as in the summer school program, and in the new After School Enrichment program. Mr. Rydell will continue to develop a strong collaboration with all members of the learning community to improve the educational opportunities for our students as well as the well-being and safety of our entire learning community. Mr. Rydell's blog.

Mr. Nick Pantaleone came on board over the summer as the new Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. Mr. Pantaleone has already met with the district Administration team as well as the entire district staff to share his areas of focus for curriculum and instruction. He is looking forward to working side by side with teachers and staff to implement programs that best meet the needs of our students within the Port Jervis Learning Community. Mr. Pantaleone's Academic page.

Mr. Joseph Lenz, is our new Assistant Superintendent for Business but he is not new to the role, as he served in the position at a district upstate for several years.  Since officially starting with us in January, Mr. Lenz has already been attending budget development meetings, strategic planning sessions, and other staff meetings to quickly get up to speed. “It is great to have the opportunity to have joined such a great team of professionals at Port Jervis that are interested in what is best for students first.”   He looks forward to working in collaboration with all members of our learning community to develop a budget for the 2019-2020 school year that ensures the district is able to continue to provide a solid educational program. Mr. Lenz's Business page.