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Tanya Duryea Joins MCSD Administrative Team

Mrs. duryea named interim director of pupil personnel services

June 3, 2014

Mrs. Tanya Duryea, newly-appointed interim director of pupil personnel services (PPS), brings a wealth of education experience to the Monticello Central School District. She has been working in the education field since 1997. Mrs. Duryea joined the MCSD administrative team on May 27. In her new position, she will supervise the operation of the district's Student Services including special education teachers, teaching assistant and teacher aides, as well as school counselors, psychologists, speech/language, OT/PT, health services and social workers.

"Mrs. Duryea is a wonderful addition to our administrative team," Superintendent of Schools Daniel A. Teplesky commented. "Her energy and creativity, combined with her extensive education background, position her as a valuable member of our team. We all look forward to working with her to create greatness for our students."

Most recently, Mrs. Duryea served as chairperson for the Committee on Special Education and the Committee on Pre-school Special Education in the Port Jervis City School District since 2010. Previously she was a special education teacher in the Port Jervis CSD high school and middle school, and began her teaching career at the intermediate level in Minisink Valley Central School District.

"I am very excited to be part of the Monticello team," Mrs. Duryea said. "I look forward to getting to know parents, faculty, staff and administration and working together to do what's best for the children. I believe that when we work as one, greatness and an optimal learning environment will result."

Mrs. Duryea received her Certificate of Advanced Study from Long Island University, a Master of Science from the State University at New Paltz and a Bachelor of Science from St. Thomas Aquinas College. She is originally from Port Jervis and currently resides there with her husband Steve and their two daughters, Kate and Rachel.

Photo: Mrs. Duryea, newly-appointed interim director of pupil personnel services, gets settled in her new office.