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Top 10 of 2011: New Faces in Port Chester Schools

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - As we turn the page on 2011, the Daily Port Chester is looking back, in no particular order, at the top 10 stories of the past year. Be on the lookout as we recap and update the top stories for Port Chester in 2011.

Edison School Principal Leaves After 15 Years

Ellen Santiago arrived at the Edison School in 1996 and has since "transformed" the school and its students. Santiago is responsible for partnering the school with Manhattanville College, providing medical care to students, and offering English lessons to parents.

Port Chester Welcomes a New Superintendent

The Port Chester School system welcomed two new faces into its ranks with the addition of Superintendent Edward A. Kliszus and Thomas A. Edison School Principal Ivan Tolentino.

Tolentino's predecessor, Ellen Santiago, left Edison School after 15 years on the job and is largely credited for the school's affiliation with Manhattanville College. As evidenced by this December article in the Daily Port Chester , Tolentino is picking up where Santiago left off by cultivating that partnership further.

Kliszus was selected as Port Chester's new superintendent after an eight month search and, as this article in The Daily Port Chester discusses , originally began his teaching career as a music teacher. Despite his background, not everything Kliszus has said has been music to the village's ears.

As detailed in this December article in The Daily Port Chester , Kliszus painted a gloomy picture for Port Chester schools if forced to adhere to the State's new 2 percent tax cap. The District has also struggled on standardized testing, putting up below average test scores in 2011.

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