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Yonkers School Board Appoints New Interim Superintendent

Dr. Edwin Quezada has been named as the interim Superintendent of Schools for Yonkers.
Dr. Edwin Quezada has been named as the interim Superintendent of Schools for Yonkers. Photo Credit: Yonkers Board of Education

YONKERS, N.Y. -- The Yonkers Board of Education selected Edwin Quezada to serve as interim school superintendent during a special meeting Monday.

Quezada takes over for Superintendent Michael Yazurlo, who announced his resignation earlier in the month.

An immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Quezada came to the Bronx in 1983 and followed his passion for education.

He began teaching high school accounting and computer applications to students in the regular, bilingual and special education programs.

In January of 1998, Quezada joined the Yonkers Public Schools as a Human Relations Facilitator. Recognized as a mover and shaker, he was encouraged to obtain a degree in school administration. He was appointed assistant principal at Gorton High School in 2000, Principal of Emerson Middle in 2003, and Principal of Lincoln High School in 2004.

After 10 years as a principal, Quezada was promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Administration and Supervision where he worked collaboratively with the Superintendent of Schools to sustain and create high performing high schools. In August 2014, Quezada was named Deputy Superintendent of Schools supporting the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education Trustees.

Dr. Quezada is married to Gladys, a Yonkers teacher. They have two children: Edwin Joseph and Alyssa Marie.

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