The Hezitorial Perspective
YONKERS, NY — December 21, 2017 — Yonkers Tribune has learned from sources in the know that Yonkers Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada is to be dismissed within days over recently learned, albeit alleged past incidences that puts into question his relationship with respect to fellow workers. The allegations are said to have been made by past female colleagues, perhaps others, that are causing Dr. Quezada’s dismissal to be spoken about to be imminent.
The Yonkers Public School District forced Bernard Pierorazio’s dismissal after 9 years in February 2014. Dr. Michael Yazurlo was hired thereafter and departed under a cloud of allegations whereby he presented his letter of resignation in November 2015.
Dr. Edwin Quezada was thereafter designated Acting Superintendent of Schools. In time, he became Yonkers Superintendent of Schools. Yonkers Tribune has learned that the rumor mill is rife with assertions that Dr. Quezada will step down within days, in fact, in December 2017.
An Interim Superintendent will upon Dr.Quezada stepping down, need to be chosen while the search for a permanent superintendent will move along a path in search of a successor.
Mayor Mike Spano appointed Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio as his newest appointment to the Yonkers Board of Education. As Yonkers Board of Education Trustee, Dr. Del Vecchio will join eight other members of the Board, which is the official policy making body of the Yonkers Public School District. Dr. Del Vecchio replaces Trustee James Cavanaugh who vacated his position on the Board to become Mayor Spano’s Deputy Mayor. Dr. Del Vecchio took the official oath of office as Trustee at the Board’s meeting yesterday.
Dr. Del Vecchio will fulfill the remainder of Cavanaugh’s five-year term through May 1, 2020 unless she is moved into the position of Acting Superintendent of YPS.
Yonkers Tribune should expect Yonkers City Hall will consider engaging in a national search prior to deciding their end game which Yonkers Tribune hears is biased toward the newly appointed Dr. Del Vecchio. Former Yonkers Board of Education Board Trustee President Dr. Nader Sayegh, Esq. is however a logical consideration, and would be a less costly prospect than a nationwide search would require. Further, Dr. Sayegh, Esq., has already been in the past vetted on similar and ancillary concerns and earned accolades in the process.
If a search requires a more formal modality, Yonkers Tribune suggests Dr. Sayegh a required and pertinent contender. Dr. Sayegh’s credentials have been studied, verified, and validated. Considering the City of Yonkers is prone to a Financial Control Board takeover, advised as an admonition to Yonkers PBA President Keith Olson so as to deter him from a promoting a work action he intended to and eventually pushed his membership to engage, did hurt the fiscal capacity of the city coffers. Even so, PBA President Det. Olson’s infantile outbursts for attention by his demand that the union membership work action against issuing tickets for violations for weeks now, ended only a few days ago, has eviscerated the City of Yonkers prospects for engaging in a national search, were it required or desired, is no longer an affordable or prudent financial prospect even if it were required.
Dr. Nader Sayegh, Esq., has shepherded the Yonkers Public Schools District by avoiding the political shoals that were undermining the Yonkers Public Schools District. Dr. Sayegh managed to effectively develop and respectfully organized a plan with full knowledge of the issues and concerns involved; testimony indeed to his capacity as an educator and a leader worthy to be the next Yonkers Superintendent of Schools.