New Superintendent Hattar Approved by Yorktown School Board

Dr. Ronald Hattar is introduced as the new superintendent of schools. Credits: Gabrielle Bilik

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The contract of incoming superintendent, Dr. Ronald Hattar, was approved last week by the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education.

After spending 15 years working for the Eastchester school district, Hattar, a Yorktown resident, will replace Dr. Ralph Napolitano, whose 11-year tenure will officially end Friday, July 7. Hattar, whose contract pays him $250,000 annually for four years, was chosen by the school board earlier this month after a nearly three-month long search.

“As with all positions in this district, there is not a lack of very talented people who want to work in Yorktown,” said Jackie Carbone, school board president. “Dr. Hattar’s educational vision and passions are strongly aligned with Yorktown and we believe his addition to our team will enhance the already outstanding work that is being done in our district.”

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At the June 19 school board meeting, Hattar delivered a brief speech, in which he shared his commitment to uphold the district’s values, thanked the school board, acknowledged the district’s retirees, and squeezed in a shout out to his high school sweetheart-turned-wife, Nicole, who was in the audience.

He also took a moment to acknowledge those who made the transition to the district easier for him and his family, particularly Napolitano, who, he said, graciously welcomed him.

“Dr. Napolitano is a class act in every respect and he may not know this, but he’s someone who has played and inspirational role in my development as the next superintendent,” Hattar said.

In Eastchester, he was the assistant superintendent of instruction and curriculum for the last six years. He spoke highly of the joys, relationships and successes from his time there and said the decision to leave was tough.

Joining Yorktown, on the other hand, was easy, he said, adding that he is honored to join the “enormously talented team of professionals.”

“I look forward to building new relationships here in Yorktown and achieving even higher levels of success for our students and influencing many more lives,” Hattar said.

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