Dr. Barbara Nuzzi, named as Superintendent of Schools July 1, 2011, brings with her a wealth of experience in leading both educators and students. She's not a stranger to Putnam Valley, having served years past from 2004-2010 as the district's Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel.
Dr. Nuzzi will continue to serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Personnel as she leads the district in her additional role as Superintendent.
Her expertise in curriculum and instructional development has led to district-wide improvements in the educational process as well as increased outcomes for Putnam Valley students. The use of K-12 Curriculum Maps brings the Putnam Valley Schools in alignment with the N.Y.S. standards. Through her focus on supporting best instructional practices, Barbara was instrumental in bringing a "walk-through" process to Putnam Valley, whereby all administrators visit teacher's classrooms and provide supportive feedback.
Barbara is a proven leader in Education with a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University, an Advanced Certificate in Supervision and Administration from Brooklyn College, and Permanent Certifications in School District Administration, Regular Education and Special Education. Before coming to Putnam Valley, Barbara served as the Director of Professional Development for Southern Westchester BOCES overseeing the professional development for thirty-four Public School Districts and reaching over 100,000, K-12 students.
Barbara is a firm believer in "it takes a village to effectively educate a child". In that regard she firmly supports building the capacity of others via supporting teacher and support staff informal leadership positions. She looks forward to working with the entire Putnam Valley community in continuing to improve the educational outcomes for the students she serves.