July 12, 2022
Dear Elmsford Community,
I am excited to begin the role of Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Elmsford Union Free School District. After 25 years of serving students and communities throughout New York State, I am fully prepared to engage with our students, families, school stakeholders, and residents to align the vision of our Board of Education Trustees with the systems and structures to best support our students. As a longtime resident of Elmsford, I am thrilled to have this unique opportunity to serve the students and our village in this role.
It is clear that our Elmsford community values academic, personal, social, and physical achievement. This approach to developing the whole-child is consistent with best educational practices and a character trait associated with our close-knit village. Transitioning into this position, my priorities are clear, continue excellence for all of our students and ensure that they are prepared for a world they will help to create, invent and redesign.
A starting point for this is building relationships and identifying leverage points that will grow our goals, experiences and outcomes. In order to become fully informed and advance our existing alignment, I’m excited to announce the following days and times to be spent getting to know and hear from you, our full community.
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 10:00AM Superintendent’s Elmsford’s Espresso Hour (AHHS Library)
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 7:00PM Superintendent’s After-Dinner Discussion (AHHS Library)
While these sessions are certainly intended for our community to come and learn more about the district’s direction, they are also intended to hear directly from you, our Village Community, the goals, dreams and aspirations for our district. I am confident that each of our interactions and conversations will share insight as to my commitment to academic excellence, care and concern for children and dedication to building adult capacity as a servant leader.
It is indeed an honor to begin this important role as Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Elmsford Union Free School District and I invite you to share in this enthusiasm and forward trajectory for our schools and village.
Ronald Gonzalez, Ed.D.