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Edgemont Names New Superintendent

Edgemont Superintendent Nancy Taddiken (center) was given a standing ovation by members of the Edgemont Board of Education Tuesday after she announced her decision to retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Edgemont Superintendent Nancy Taddiken (center) was given a standing ovation by members of the Edgemont Board of Education Tuesday after she announced her decision to retire at the end of the 2012-13 school year. Photo Credit: File Photo

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – The Edgemont Board of Education has named Victoria Spirko Kniewel as the new superintendent.

Kniewel replaces Nancy Taddiken, who is retiring at the end of the year . The Board of Education will formally appoint Kniewel as superintendent during a board meeting Monday night at 7 p.m. in the junior-senior high auditorium.

“Dr. Kniewel particularly impressed us with her background as a respected superintendent, her proven educational expertise, and her collegial style,” School Board President Tom McCormack said in a letter to the school community . “We are excited about welcoming her to Edgemont. She has earned the respect of her current school community as a collaborative decision maker who has exceptional talent in curriculum and learning while remaining aware of fiscal concerns. She is also known for her leadership and her ability to cultivate and develop staff.”

Kniewel currently serves at the superintendent in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey. She has held that position since 2007 and before that served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for three years.

Kniewel has also served as an assistant superintendent in the North Salem Central School District, a principal in the Ridgewood Public School District and an assistant superintendent in the Ho-Ho-Kus School District.

Kniewel earned a bachelor's degree in special education/elementary education from William Paterson University, a master's degree in learning disabilities from Montclair State University, a master's degree in administration, policy and urban education from Fordham University and a doctorate in executive leadership from Fordham.

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