Welcome to the White Plains City School District!
I am thrilled to begin my service as your Superintendent of Schools. It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve our children, parents and greater community as we strive to provide our students with the high quality educational experience they deserve. The White Plains City School District (WPCSD) enjoys a strong history of innovative and inclusive opportunities for each and every child. With the outstanding leadership of our Board of Education, we look forward to supporting our exceptional faculty and staff while working with our entire community as we continue to move forward.
Our mission is to, “… educate and inspire all students, while nurturing their dreams, so they learn continually, think critically, pursue their aspirations and contribute to a diverse and dynamic world.” These words codify our shared commitment to our children and we are proud to keep our mission in the forefront of each and every decision that we make.
The WPCSD is devoted to the individualized educational experience of every child. With programmatic diversity to match our wonderfully diverse student body, the WPCSD works to provide our students with a wide variety of academic, arts and extra-curricular activities that help to promote the healthy development of the whole child. Our advanced academic programs, enhanced technological offerings, socio-emotional character development programming, and community-based experiential opportunities further enhance the total educational program.
Community and civic engagement are core pillars in our educational program and the WPCSD benefits from an extremely supportive parent/guardian community as well as the entire community of White Plains. All are welcome partners and the district benefits tremendously from a highly effective and engaged Parent Teacher Association. All members of our educational community are strongly encouraged to take part in the PTA.
As we look toward the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year, the Board of Education, district administration, faculty and staff hope to capitalize on our past successes and continue to enhance our already outstanding educational program. Again, I am grateful for the warm welcome that I have received from the entire community and I look forward to partnering with you in our commitment to the healthy development, wellbeing and academic achievement of each and every one of our students. Working together, we can rest assured that our children will have the best possible education and the most exciting opportunities available.
Joseph L. Ricca, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
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Dr. Joseph Ricca
Superintendent of Schools
5 Homeside Lane
White Plains, NY 10605
Fax: (914) 422-2024