The Rye Neck Union Free School District Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Ferraro are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dulce Barker as the new Rye Neck Middle School principal.
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Dulce Barker to the Rye Neck School District,” Dr. Ferraro said. “The community will benefit from her extensive experience as a teacher and administrator. Dr. Barker brings a passion for learning and teaching to the position of Rye Neck middle school principal.”
Dr. Barker most recently served as assistant principal of Anne M. Dorner Middle School in the Ossining Union Free School District. During her tenure, she has been responsible for supervising staff and providing professional development for teachers and teaching assistants. She also served on the district’s equity, social-emotional learning and special education committees. Prior to that, she worked as a science teacher and science department coordinator at Rye Middle School.
Dr. Barker began her educational career as a science teacher, having served at the Adrien Block Intermediate School 25, Windward School and the Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers. In addition, she worked as an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in anthropology from Florida Atlantic University, as well as a certificate of advanced study and a doctorate in educational leadership from Manhattanville College.
Community members are invited to meet with Dr. Barker on June 21 at 6 p.m. in the middle/high school dining hall.
Appointed on a three-year probationary term during the Board of Education meeting on June 16, Dr. Barker will step into her role on July 1.