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Dr. Kimberly Crawford Named Principal of Ridgeway School

Dr. Kimberly Crawford was named Principal at Ridgeway School by the White Plains Board of Education at its meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022. She replaces Jessica Torres-Maheia who took a position in another district. Dr. Crawford had been serving as Interim Principal at Ridgeway and, prior to that, had been Assistant Principal. The probationary appointment is effective through September 22, 2025.

Dr. Crawford has a Bachelor’s Degree from Cheyney University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College in Massachusetts, and a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College. Before coming to White Plains Schools in 2016, Dr. Crawford served as a kindergarten and third grade teacher as well as an administrator in various New York City schools.

Board of Education President Rosemarie Eller said, “Dr. Crawford has proven to be an excellent administrator and we are delighted to be able to promote her to this position.” Dr. Crawford thanked the Board for its confidence and said that “White Plains is a very special place.”

Retiree Eileen McGuire is serving as Assistant Principal at Ridgeway until a permanent replacement is appointed. Ms. McGuire was Principal at Mamaroneck Avenue School for 8 years.


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