District-Wide Compact Committee 


    In March 1991, under the direction of Thomas Sobol, the New York State Board of Regents officially adopted A New Compact for Learning: Improving Public Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Results. As a comprehensive strategy for improving public education, it sets forth a series of principles and mandates a process by which each district in the State will develop a plan for site-based management.


    Historically, Scarsdale has provided a myriad of opportunities for constituent groups to participate in nearly all aspects of decision-making in the schools and the District. The Compact extends to staff, parents, and the community an increased role in educational decision-making by focusing on shared goals and practices and resource sharing with a singular goal of healthy, happy, and engaged students. 


    Scarsdale’s Compact Planning Committee endorses the principles set forth in the Compact: 

    • Recognize that all children can learn;

    • Attend to the needs of the whole child;

    • Promote non-sibi in word and deed;

    • Expect local, national, and global citizenship;

    • Be good stewards and caretakers of our schools, community, and planet;

    • Share best ideas and practices with one another;

    • Provide the means and resources to achieve these goals;

    • Encourage the love of lifelong learning.

    The Compact Committee revised the Compact for Learning: District Plan to better align with our ongoing mission. It was re-certified by the Board on September 1, 2020.  



    2023-24 District-Wide Compact Committee

    Administrators/Building Reps

    Drew Patrick, Superintendent of Schools

    Edgar McIntosh, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 

    Joe Vaughan, STA President

    Karen Eldon, Interim Principal, Edgewood School

    Melissa Feinberg, Principal, Fox Meadow School

    Felix Gil, Principal, Quaker Ridge School

    Sharon Hill, Principal, Greenacres School

    Maria Stile, Principal, Heathcote School

    Chris Coughlin, Interim Principal, Middle School

    Andrea O’Gorman, Assistant Principal, High School

    Honore Adams, Superintendent’s Assistant, District Clerk

    Michelle Verna, Public Relations Officer


    Edgewood, Sara Magnotta-Nedwick, Teacher

    Edgewood, Malu Gonzalez, Teacher

    Fox Meadow, Debra Tannor, Teacher

    Greenacres, Nick Miller, Teacher

    Greenacres, Agetina Smajlaj, Teacher

    Heathcote, Jen Turetzky, Psychologist

    Heathcote, Jen Conklin, Teacher

    Heathcote, Kate Wears, Teacher

    Quaker Ridge, TBD, Teacher

    Middle School, Dan Boniello, Teacher

    High School, Oren Iosepovici, Counselor

    Parent Representatives

    PTC President, Leah Dembitzer

    High School, Beth Cukier, PTA President

    Middle School, Tina Lin, PTA President-Elect 

    Edgewood, Ammr Vandal, PTA Co-President 

    Edgewood, Jeanine Cole, PTA Co-President

    Fox Meadow, Jeannie Adashek, PTA President

    Fox Meadow, Leena Gyftopoulos, PTA President 

    Greenacres,  Jennifer Galeon, PTA President

    Heathcote, Debbie Bhatt, PTA President

    Quaker Ridge, Erica German, PTA President