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Joseph Ricca

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Joseph Ricca is proud to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for the Elmsford Union Free School District. Interested in all matters of education policy and progressive instruction, Joe strives to support child-centered educational programming while maintaining a strong and healthy fiscal bottom line. A former history teacher, assistant principal and principal, Joe loves to stay involved with the community and is a proud Rotarian as well as an active participant in municipal and county government. Joe believes that open and transparent communication leads to strong, positive and lasting relationships that support the greater community. To learn more about the Elmsford UFSD, visit www.eufsd.org and follow Joe on Twitter @drjosephricca

Joseph Ricca's Contributions

  1. Elmsford Students Collect Candy For U.S. Troops

    Elmsford Students Collect Candy For U.S. Troops

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Students at the Alice E. Grady School collected nearly 200 pounds of Halloween candy last week, all for U.S. servicemen and women located in various hotspots around the world.Under the direction of math teacher Barrie Hittner, these second- to sixth-grade students participated in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, in collaboration with Operation Gratitude, which ...

  2. Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    It was quite the spooky day in the Hudson Valley Monday as Halloween saw the streets filled with ghosts, vampires, monsters and demons.Helping to keep the peace in Elmsford was Batman, who showed up at the school's Halloween Parade looking suspiciously like Superintendent Joseph Ricca.The superintendent promised students from  Alice E. Grady Elementary School and the Carl L. Dixson ...

  3. Donated Cans Add Up To Halloween Dress Up For Elmsford Superintendent

    Donated Cans Add Up To Halloween Dress Up For Elmsford Superintendent

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The community is asked to help the Elmsford Union Free School District collect canned goods for the local food pantry on Wednesday and Thursday.If 200 cans are collected, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Ricca will dress up on Halloween. Goods can be dropped off at Dixson Primary, Grady Elementary and at the superintendent's office at Alexander Hamilton High School.The ...

  4. Elmsford Superintendent Hosts First Coffee, Conversation Of School Year

    Elmsford Superintendent Hosts First Coffee, Conversation Of School Year

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- “In most cases, the days of being able to graduate from high school and go straight to a profession are behind us,” said Elmsford Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Joseph Ricca.His remarks about the changing economy and how to prepare students for the job market came at the first of a three-part district initiative called "Coffee & ...

  5. Elmsford Teens Qualify As First CERT Team in Region

    Elmsford Teens Qualify As First CERT Team in Region

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- In a joint board meeting held Oct. 5, the Elmsford Union Free School District and the Village of Elmsford honored 15 high school students who successfully completed training this summer to become Westchester County’s first Community Emergency Response Team. The students, under the direction of CERT Coordinator Barbara Eannazzo, spent several weeks learning ...

  6. Elmsford Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary Of Anti-Bullying Collaboration

    Elmsford Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary Of Anti-Bullying Collaboration

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Board of Education, combined with village trustees and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, renewed a joint commitment to anti-bullying on Wednesday, Oct. 5, during a special board meeting held in the district's Alice E. Grady Elementary School gym. Mayor Robert Williams applauded the initiative, saying the reason for its success has been due to the strong ...

  7. Hundreds Turn Out For Elmsford's 'Dads Take Your Child To School Day'

    Hundreds Turn Out For Elmsford's 'Dads Take Your Child To School Day'

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The high turnout for Elmsford’s recent “Dads Take Your Child To School Day” was a real lesson about the importance of presence and participation, More than 209 fathers and significant male caregivers attended the Tuesday event with their young ones at the Alice E. Grady Elementary School and the Carl L. Dixson Primary School.This is the second year the Elmsford Union ...

  8. Former College Football Player Urges Elmsford Students To Win In Life

    Former College Football Player Urges Elmsford Students To Win In Life

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Ten years ago, a tackle turned into a near-death situation, and students at Elmsford's Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High School crowded into an auditorium Tuesday to hear Inquoris "Inky" Johnson's story. That tackle was intended to stop a wide receiver streaking downfield in a Tennessee Volunteers versus Air Force  football game, but it became a grave ...

  9. Elmsford Welcomes Faculty, Staff Back To School

    Elmsford Welcomes Faculty, Staff Back To School

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Central School District faculty and staff are ready to return to school.Teachers attended a Superintendent's Conference Day on Aug. 31 where Superintendent Joseph Ricca told them to be creative, don'r be afraid to fail and always keep growing and moving forward.“It’s easy to stay in our comfort zone. It’s hard to take that step outside. I am giving you ...

  10. Elmsford Heads Back To School

    Elmsford Heads Back To School

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Students of the Elmsford School District returned to school on Tuesday to begin the 2016-2017 school year. Students were happy to see old and new friends as well as meet their teachers for the first time. 

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