A. MacArthur Barr Middle School Assistant Principal Ruben Addarich
retired earlier this month. Nanuet School Superintendent Dr. Mark McNeill made
the announcement early Monday that Addarich decided to retire and had submitted
his resignation on August 3. The district’s Director of Athletics Frank Mazzuca
has been appointed as interim assistant principal.
Addarich worked in the Nanuet district for 12 years. McNeill said the search for a permanent assistant principal would begin in the fall.
Mazzuca received his Bachelor’s Degree from Manhattan College, as well as three Masters Degrees in the areas of Reading, Special Education and School Administration. For Mazzuca, it is a return to the middle school. From 1988 to 2001 he held the position of assistant principal and later associate principal. During that time, he organized the Annual Father-Daughter Dance and Fifth Grade Family Fun Nights.
For a brief time, Mazzuca also served as interim principal at Miller Elementary School before assuming his current leadership position as director of athletics, which he will continue to hold.
He began his teaching career as a physical education instructor for the Bedford Public Schools. Mazzuca started working at Rockland BOCES in 1972 in the positions of physical education teacher, administrative assistant of Special Education, and supervisor of Special Education.
Since 1972 he has been involved with the Special Olympics receiving numerous awards and recognition for his commitment and was one of 28 volunteers in the United States invited to the home of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the president of the Special Olympics, in recognition of his long service to that organization.