Dr. Magda Parvey is leaving West Islip Schools for an administrative position with Chapel Hill-Carboro City Schools in North Carolina, Patch has learned.
According to information posted on the Chapel Hill-Carboro school district website, Parvey’s hiring was approved by that school district’s Board of Education at its Dec. 15 meeting. Parvey will begin her new position Jan. 23.
"Dr. Parvey's expertise with regard to best practice in instruction and her knowledge of the upcoming Common Core Standards were instrumental in our decision making,” said Tom Forcella, superintendent of Chapel Hill-Carboro schools. “Her belief in the importance of promoting a growth-mindset in terms of student learning is a great fit for our current direction as a school district."
Parvey could not immediately be reached for comment.
For more than three years, Parvey has served as West Islip’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to joining West Islip, she served as an elementary school principal in Centereach and as an assistant principal of an elementary school in Armonk, NY, among other positions.
With Parvey’s departure, it remains to be seen if the school district will look to fill her position or eliminate the job in a cost savings move. Currently, the school district is facing a $6 million gap as it works to get expenditures under the state’s tax cap for the 2012-13 school year. About $3 million in savings will come from the closure of two elementary schools, school officials said.