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Board of Education Appoints Ridgeway School Principal

White Plains Public Schools
Michele Schoenfeld


July 17, 2019

For Immediate Release




Jessica Torres was appointed as the new Principal of Ridgeway School at a Special Meeting of the White Plains Board of Education Monday evening, July 15th.  Ms. Torres was the finalist of over 180 candidates in a rigorous search process which included interviews with the Superintendent’s Cabinet and a Principal Search Advisory Committee representing all the constituencies of the school community.


Joining the school district on August 19th, Ms. Torres will come to White Plains from seven years as a Principal in New York City schools in Washington Heights and the Bronx.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Sociology, Cum Laude, from SUNY/New Paltz, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education, Summa Cum Laude, from Lehman College, and an Advanced Masters Degree in Leadership for Educational Change, Magna Cum Laude, from Bank Street College of Education.  She has experience as an elementary classroom teacher, a literacy coach, an assistant principal and founding principal of a New York City public School, Mount Eden Children’s Academy.


Ms. Torres replaces former Ridgeway Principal Tashia Brown who led the school for nine years.  In a statement after the meeting, Ms. Torres said, “I’m excited to have been chosen as the Principal of Ridgeway Elementary School and to join the White Plains family of educators.”




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