Dear New Rochelle Families and Community:
The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed highly experienced educators to fill leadership positions crucial to student success.
Olivine Roberts, Ed.D., has been named Chief Academic Officer, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Dagoberto Artiles, Ed.D., a long-time New Rochelle resident whose children attend District schools, has been appointed Principal of New Rochelle High School. The hirings were approved by the Board of Education Tuesday night.
Superintendent Jonathan Raymond said he and the Board of Education look forward to working with Roberts and Artiles.
“These dedicated educators have extensive academic leadership experience and proven track records in working collaboratively to frame and enact strategies that enhance teaching and learning, and prepare students for lifelong success,” Raymond said. “These two individuals understand that whole-child education is needed more than ever. Together, we will continue to provide our children with a rich environment that fosters academic achievement, analytical thinking, civic engagement and social responsibility.”
Roberts, who started her career as a classroom teacher, has led academic initiatives in several large-city school districts. She comes to New Rochelle from Atlanta Public Schools in Georgia, where she most recently served as Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning. She also served as Deputy Chief of Schools and Academics and Chief Academic Officer during her six years with that district.
Previously, Roberts served the Sacramento City Unified School District in Sacramento, Calif., as Chief Academic Officer; the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in Charlotte, N.C., as Area Executive Director, South Learning Community; and the Little Rock School District in Arkansas as Associate Superintendent, Educational Services. Earlier in her career, in Florida’s Orange County Public Schools, she served as Senior Administrator, Curriculum Services, a learning specialist and a math teacher. Roberts received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum from the University of Central Florida, where she also earned a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education.
“I am committed to partnering with the entire New Rochelle community to nurture excellence and opportunity for students, while meeting their social and emotional needs,” she said. “The New Rochelle schools already have a solid foundation in place, and I look forward to serving the whole child.”
Artiles, who has 17 years of secondary education leadership experience, comes to the District from Jericho High School in Nassau County, where he had served as Assistant Principal since 2013. Previously, he was Principal of the Hempstead Union Free School District’s College Preparatory Academy for Math and Science, and Assistant Principal at North Rockland High School, where he began as a Global Studies teacher.
Artiles received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy from Fordham University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from The College of Saint Rose and a Master’s Degree in American History from St. John’s University. His Bachelor’s Degree, in American History, was earned at St. Francis College.
“New Rochelle is my home,” said Artiles, “and I feel privileged and excited to bring my secondary-school leadership experience to our city’s high school. Through collaboration with my colleagues, parents and community, we will continue to enhance access to quality programs at New Rochelle High School and ensure that students have the support necessary to achieve new levels of excellence while pursuing their dreams.”