"After engaging with our school community, the Board set out to identify a results-driven leader with deep knowledge in the areas of curriculum, facilities, personnel, pupil services, and—of course—diversity, equity and inclusion..."
Board President, Jeff Marraccino
Susan Yom has been appointed as superintendent of Nyack Public Schools effective March 1, 2023. The school district located in the lower Hudson Valley region of Rockland County, New York serves approximately 2,700 students at its three elementary schools, middle school, and high school.
Ms. Yom has spent 27 years in public education, most recently as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in a nearby district. The newly appointed Superintendent has a breadth of experience in public schools including teaching at the elementary level, serving as assistant principal for 17 years, and working in a variety of central office positions that included data analysis, research and assessment, accountability and Chief Information Officer.* Yom has led several student-centered committees to benefit the whole child, including strengthening curriculum and academic achievements, along with social emotional learning initiatives. In her administrative roles, Yom has valued the input of stakeholders and as she begins the transition to superintendent she looks forward to conversations with collaborators centered around education. “I will be conducting ‘meet and greets’ as well as spending time at every school/central office and visiting community partners,” Susan Yom said.
A confidential search was led by HYA associates Debbie Raizes and Sue Guiney, who gathered input from community stakeholders who participated in focus groups and surveys. “After engaging with our school community, the Board set out to identify a results-driven leader with deep knowledge in the areas of curriculum, facilities, personnel, pupil services, and—of course—diversity, equity and inclusion,” Board President Jen Marraccino said in an announcement to the community.* HYA presented a strong, deep slate to the Nyack Board and “Yom emerged from a strong field of candidates,” school officials said of their unanimous selection.