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Dr. Raymond Sanchez Selected as the Superintendent of The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in New York

"Dr. Sanchez’s dedication to community leadership is driven by his passion for serving others. Our hope for our community is to have a leader who values and prioritizes service to others."

Michelle DeFilippis, School Board Vice President

Dr. Raymond Sanchez has been selected as the next superintendent of The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, effective July 1, 2023. The school district serves approximately 2,800 students from the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Dr. Sanchez has been an integral member of the Ossining Union Free School District where he has worked for two decades and has served as superintendent since 2013. Sanchez is credited with enhancing the quality of education, prioritizing the building of trust within the school community, and supporting college and career readiness skills for students. Tarrytowns’ Vice President, Michelle DeFilippis noted, “Dr. Sanchez’s dedication to community leadership is driven by his passion for serving others. Our hope for our community is to have a leader who values and prioritizes service to others.”*

Growing up in Tarrytown, Dr. Sanchez continues to have a strong commitment to the community, located in Westchester County. The new leader received the Distinguished Service Award from the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents. Sanchez has served the community and its causes on both a personal and professional level. Dr. Raymond Sanchez looks forward to serving the community and stated, “I am proud of the work I have done throughout my career, especially in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and improving outcomes for all students, and look forward to bringing the same passion and professionalism to this role.”

The Board hired Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to support them in a collaborative search process for their new superintendent. The process, facilitated by associates Dr. Sue Guiney and Debbie Raizes, was comprehensive and inclusive. “We are so grateful to the Board and school community in Tarrytowns. They were exceptionally welcoming and thoughtful throughout the process as they shared their thoughts and feelings about the District and the characteristics they were looking for in their next superintendent. We are thrilled for the District and for Dr. Sanchez and look forward to hearing about their ongoing successes in the future,” stated Dr. Guiney. 

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