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Briarcliff Picks Edgar McIntosh As Chief Of Instruction

Edgar McIntosh
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BRIARCLIFF MANOR -- Edgar McIntosh has begun work as the Briarcliff Manor school district’s new director of instruction and human resources.

Superintendent of Schools James Kaishian recommended McIntosh for the position at the Board of Education’s July 15 meeting. McIntosh joins the district from Ardsley Middle School, where he has served as principal since 2010.

“(In Mamaroneck, McIntosh) has done a great deal of work to promote consistent districtwide implementation of curriculum goals and collaboration with curriculum leaders,” said Kaishian. “He has introduced new academic seminars in engineering and financial literacy and has worked with the math department to align Common Core State Standards. In addition, he has encouraged meaningful technology use in the classroom, which is going to be important to us.”

McIntosh holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in early childhood education from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a building and district administrative certificate from Hunter College. He has experience as both a kindergarten teacher and an administrator. Before working in Ardsley, McIntosh held assistant principal positions at Central Elementary School and Hommocks Middle School in Mamaroneck.

McIntosh was vetted for the newly created director of instruction and human resources position in Briarcliff Manor by a panel of 14 district administrators, teachers, staff members and community members.

Kaishian praised McIntosh’s initiative in co-designing two special programs during his time at Ardsley Middle School, including the Boys Who Write group for “reluctant male readers” and the Marie Curie Society Seminars, which encouraged female students to delve into the sciences.

McIntosh also led the school’s Response to Intervention plan and restructured the Academic Intervention Services plan.

“I could not be more excited and more convinced that you have what it takes and are going to be an incredible addition to the district,” said Board of Education President Michael Haberman.

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