KLSD Superintendent Update: January 22, 2024

Dear KLSD Community,

At this Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, our Board will accept my letter of retirement, effective July 12, 2024.

It is hard to express how grateful I am to have been your superintendent for 9 years and an educator in northern Westchester for 32 years. Though I’m retiring as superintendent, I will seek new ways to support public education. I continue to be passionate about the work of nurturing citizens who have empathy for one another, can listen well, and think together.

I will leave KLSD knowing that leadership is strong at all levels. Our dedicated staff are working collegially and thoughtfully on behalf of every child. There is exciting and valuable work ahead for your next superintendent. Curriculum and instruction will keep evolving. The bond project will bring exciting new resources and new learning opportunities.  Continued focus on equity and belonging will make each school day more meaningful for every student. And our district, already a leader in sustainability, will pursue ambitious and necessary environmental goals. These are enticing projects for a new leader in a supportive community such as ours.

My deepest thanks to you for consistently supporting our schools, passing budgets and a significant bond referendum, joining us in conversation at learning cafes, and helping us always to think about what’s best for our students. I will remain forever grateful to my colleagues, to our students and their families, and to the 15 Board trustees with whom I’ve been fortunate to work. Collectively, you have inspired and encouraged me.

For now, I remain committed to supporting our students, my colleagues, and our families through a productive and joyful spring semester.

With humility and gratitude,

Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools