HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- Alan Portanova, Maria Regina High School board of trustees president, has announced the appointment of Valerie Reidy as the new principal of the school.
Reidy replaces Robert Fazio who served in the position for two years. “The selection of a principal is arguably one of the most important and impactful personnel decisions our board is entrusted to make," said Portanova.
"We are grateful to School Leadership LLC for conducting such a thorough and inclusive search. After the process, it was evident that Valerie Reidy has the knowledge, skills, experience and insight to assume this important leadership position and to guide our school into the future while maintaining the traditions of MRHS and the charism of the Sisters of the Resurrection.” A Bronx native, Reidy comes to Maria Regina High School with 35 years of experience at the Bronx High School of Science – an internationally recognized science magnet school considered to be one of the best high schools in the United States.
During her tenure there, Reidy was a principal for 12 years, an assistant principal for three years and a science teacher for 20 years.
Reidy received her bachelor's degree from the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale and a fellowship to the Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute in Buffalo. She received her master's degree in science from Fordham University. “I am very excited to be a member of the Maria Regina family, and it is my hope and desire to continue the standard of excellence that Maria Regina has set for each young lady who crosses its threshold,” said Reidy. Maria Regina High School is at 500 W. Hartsdale Ave.
For more information, visit www.mariaregina.org.
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