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Tuckahoe Superintendent Has First Days of School

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Kindergartners in the Tuckahoe School District were not the only ones having their first days in a new school this week. Interim Superintendent Edward Reilly was also the new kid on the block.

The Tuckahoe Board of Education hired Reilly at a special meeting held about a month ago.

Reilly, of Queens, will be paid $1,050 per day and the board expects him to be on the job for the entire school year.

School Board President Julio Urbina said the board expects Reilly to work full time on all the days school is in session.

"We need a superintendent to take care of the resources of the district and make sure all of those resources are functioning independently and collaboratively to ensure the success of our students," Urbina said.

Reilly maybe new to Tuckahoe but he served as superintendent of the Port Jefferson School District for more than a decade before he retired.

"I hope to bring my decades of experience to Tuckahoe," Reilly said "And I plan on supporting the Board of Education by bringing a fresh perspective to the district."

Reilly said his favorite subject growing up with literature, which he majored in as an undergraduate.

"I began my career as an English teacher at the middle and high school levels," he said.

When it was time for his Master's Degree, Reilly chose Shakespeare for the topic of his dissertation.

Reilly said he has tremendous respect for the Tuckahoe School District and plans on assisting in the search for a permanent superintendent.

"I plan on doing whatever I can to facilitate the process."

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