A Message from Superintendent Shauna C. DeMarco
Dear TPS Community:
We hope that your summer has been relaxing and that you found time to enjoy the family activities so often associated with warm summer days. There are still several weeks left before the start of school, and our staff have been very busy preparing to welcome the students back for what we know will be a productive and successful school year.
I would like to take a moment to share some key personnel announcements. Brenda Yoo, former principal of Mackay Elementary, has assumed the role of vice principal at Tenafly High School. Brenda’s focus on how foundations set at our elementary schools lead to high school success will help us to build on interschool relationships while helping to ensure that THS remains the incredible place that it is.
Heidi Chizzik accepted the position of acting principal at Mackay. Many of you know Heidi as our Director of Gifted and Talented Services and her experiences as interim principal at both Mackay and Maugham Elementary Schools. Her experience in the principal role will assist the district by serving as a leader familiar with our elementary schools, with the Tenafly/Mackay community, and with the administrative team.
Eileen Horn joins us as the Supervisor of Special Education PK-12. Eileen brings a rich history of experience as both a special education teacher and LDT-C, and we are excited to welcome her to the TPS team.
Finally, we look forward to having Marc Gold back as the interim math supervisor. Marc will fill this role during Amelia Bowers’ maternity leave. We are grateful for the knowledge and experience he brings to this interim position.
The New School Year
I want to remind our families that the new school year officially begins on September 6th. Many of our staff have been hard at work throughout the summer on curriculum and our entire staff returns to the district on August 31st to finalize the preparations for the exciting school year ahead.
We ask that you stay tuned for any specific communications relative to the start of school and any associated processes and guidelines. We will be sure to share this type of information with you as soon as it is available. Until then, and on behalf of Tenafly Public Schools, enjoy the remaining weeks of summer 2022.
Shauna C. DeMarco
Tenafly Public Schools