YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- There's a new schools chief in Yorktown.
Dr. Ronald Hattar is the new superintendent of the Yorktown Central School District.
Hattar, who lives in Yorktown, is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Eastchester High School.
Hattar replaces current Yorktown Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano, himself an Eastchester resident, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 11 years in that position and 43 years as an educator. The Board of Education is working on finalizing an agreement with Hattar who will start on July 10.
"It is an honor to have been selected to continue the wonderful work already being done in the Yorktown School District and I look forward to helping the organization to reach even higher levels of success," Hattar said.
Hattar was chosen out of 40 candidates from 11 states.