Appointment of new EHS Principal

After a comprehensive search process that began in January, the Board of Education appointed Mr. Kyle Hosier as the new principal of Edgemont Junior/Senior High School at their meeting on Tuesday, May 8. Mr. Hosier comes to Edgemont from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, where he has been an assistant principal for several years.

Although we can never replace Mr. Ganeshananthan, we can build upon his legacy. Through focus groups and surveys of faculty, students and parents, we collected detailed descriptions of the qualities Edgemont values in its next principal. We created a profile based on this input and, through an interview process that included students, faculty/staff members and parent representatives, we considered each candidate in light of this profile. Once we had a finalist, a group of eleven Edgemont representatives conducted a site visit at Horace Greeley High School. The representatives toured the school with Mr. Hosier and met with their like-constituent groups from Chappaqua.

A number of words and phrases from the leadership profile that we developed and used during the hiring process describe Mr. Hosier well: forward-thinking, motivating, and able to navigate a wide range of ever-changing academic, social, and emotional issues in a high-performing district. With over eleven years as an educational leader as Dean and Assistant Principal, Mr. Hosier has a calm, easy-going personality and is described as authentic and genuine by students and colleagues alike. In addition to a strong knowledge base in curriculum and instruction, he has experience planning and implementing large-scale projects and initiatives.

Following his appointment, Mr. Hosier commented, “I look forward to meeting with different constituents over the next several months to better understand the unique characteristics which make Edgemont Junior-Senior High School such an exceptional community. Edgemont has a long-established reputation of providing students a renowned education. After speaking at length with students, staff, parents, and administrators throughout the interview process, I find there is no question that this reputation is well-deserved.”

Before coming to Chappaqua, Mr. Hosier was an assistant principal at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School in New York City, where he had previously been a Dean and a teacher of U.S. History, Economics and Government. He has degrees from the State University of New York at Albany, Fordham University and Mercy College. His work as both an administrator and as a classroom teacher have prepared him for the challenges and rewards of leading EHS.

I thank you for your valuable insight throughout this process, and I look forward to your joining me in warmly welcoming Mr. Hosier to our outstanding community. Opportunities for “meet and greets” will be forthcoming; I look forward to seeing you there. As always, I am grateful for your support.

Victoria Kniewel (Superintendent of Schools)