Dear Putnam Valley Community:
I am pleased to announce that after an extensive interview process that began with over 110 applicants, we welcome Jennifer Picco as the next Assistant Principal of Putnam Valley Elementary School. Ms. Picco will be assuming the position vacated by Tom Chickery who recently accepted the position of Middle School Assistant Principal in the Eastchester School District. We thank Mr. Chickery for his dedicated service to the Putnam Valley School District and wish him the best in his new position.
Ms. Picco joins our administrative team after serving in a variety of classroom teacher and teacher leadership positions within the Pleasantville School District. Most recently, Ms. Picco has served as a Curriculum Coordinator working closely with her administrative colleagues to align curriculum, analyze data, share instructional best practices, among many other professional learning opportunities. Ms. Picco holds certifications in Elementary (Pre K – 6), Students with Disabilities (B-2), Reading (K-12), TESOL, and an Internship Certification in School Building Leadership.
The interview committee was impressed by Ms. Picco’s energy and passion throughout the interview process. Ms. Picco brings many years of experience to Putnam Valley Elementary School and we are looking forward to her sharing that knowledge with her new colleagues.
Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Ms. Picco into her new role as Assistant Principal at Putnam Valley Elementary School. We anticipate Ms. Picco will formally assume the role effective October 25, 2021.
Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools