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Tuckahoe Schools Will Search for Superintendent

The Tuckahoe School District will be looking for a new leader following the resignation of veteran Superintendent Dr. Michael Yazurlo at the May 17 Board of Education meeting. Yazurlo, 62, of Yonkers, has headed up the district since 1998."The kindergarten class I started with is graduating this year, and I thought it would be a good time for me to leave as well," Yazurlo said. "Everyone knows when it is time to leave, and it is that time for me."Board of Education Vice President Jose Urbino said at the time he was not sure which direction the board would take in filling Yazurlo's position.The board may opt to hire a new superintendent quickly, or launch a longer search. If in fact the board does not hire a new superintendent quickly, an interim superintendent may be hired to oversee the districts day to day operations.While Yazurlo is retiring from the Tuckahoe district, he said he has several options to continue his career."I am considering teaching at the college level among other options," he said. He has taught evening and weekend classes at SUNY Stony Brook and Mercy College among others.Although Yazurlo has overseen numerous budgets, policy changes and welcomed new faculty into the district, he has one thing that he would like to be his legacy."I want to be remembered for loving other people's children," he said

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