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Barbara Nackman

Community Advisor

Barbara Livingston Nackman is a communications specialist and veteran news writer. As a public relations assistant with Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown, she oversees school communications for the Yorktown Central School District. Prior to this, Barbara was a reporter at The Journal News/Lohud.com for nearly two decades covering a variety of municipal beats from northern Westchester communities, to Putnam County government to regional real estate news. 

Barbara Nackman's Contributions

  1. Yorktown High School Filled With Spirit

    Yorktown High School Filled With Spirit

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown High School students capped off Spirit Week and showcased their school pride with a traditional pep rally on Sept. 15. Students cheered, as their peers introduced their sport teams and captains acknowledged the players. The afternoon pep rally highlighted a week of spirit events -- 'Merica Monday, Tiki day, pajama day and grade-level shirt day -- which brought ...

  2. Yorktown Celebrates First Day Of School

    Yorktown Celebrates First Day Of School

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The drizzling rain did not dampen the excitement or spirits of Yorktown students and staff on Thursday, the first day of school for  the Yorktown Central School District.School officials called the day a success, with the district's 3,437 students getting to school safely and relatively on time, unpacking their new supplies and finding classrooms clean and ready. ...

  3. Yorktown Schools Undergo Construction, Renovations

    Yorktown Schools Undergo Construction, Renovations

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown School District has been undergoing a facelift while students are out for the summer.The district has had numerous building upgrades and improvements underway throughout the school district. Crews are completing projects in all the school buildings. Yorktown High School is getting a new entrance, the entrance and kitchen at Mildred E. Strange Middle School ...

  4. Yorktown School District Launches New Website

    Yorktown School District Launches New Website

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Central School District launched a redesigned website this month, still at www.yorktown.org.The project was spearheaded by Amanda Burns, the district's webmaster. The site has expanded news sections and photos, and it is easier to use and view from any device. "I am thrilled," said Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano. "It will provide our ...

  5. Reading Areas At Yorktown Elementary Schools Memorialize Former Teacher

    Reading Areas At Yorktown Elementary Schools Memorialize Former Teacher

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Reading areas at two Yorktown elementary schools have been dedicated to the memory of a former teacher in a June ceremony.Brookside and Mohansic elementary schools now have outdoor areas to read and honor the memory of Carole Jacobson who died in 2015.The areas reflect “her joy, her happiness and her very special gifts,” said Mohansic Principal Susan Berry in a June 3 ...

  6. Yorktown Graduates Class Of 2016

    Yorktown Graduates Class Of 2016

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown High School held its 2016 commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, June 25, at the SUNY Purchase campus, and diplomas were presented to 309 graduating seniors. Yorktown High School musicians performed and school Principal Joseph DeGennaro addressed the crowd along with Superintendent Dr. Ralph Napolitano. Jillian Barry was this year's valedictorian ...

  7. Crompond Fifth-Graders Make Books For Haitian Children

    Crompond Fifth-Graders Make Books For Haitian Children

    CROMPOND, N.Y. -- Fifth graders from Crompond School recently created books to donate to orphaned children in Haiti. Retired Yorktown teacher Lois Burke of Peekskill initiated the project and donated books to coordinate with an upcoming church-mission trip to Haiti. Burke's idea was “to provide materials suitable for young children and to show the children in this Haitian orphanage that ...

  8. Yorktown Schools Appoint New Assistant Superintendent

    Yorktown Schools Appoint New Assistant Superintendent

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- At its May 23 meeting, the Board of Education of the Yorktown Central School District appointed Lisa O’Shea to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction effective July 1. The post had been held for ten years by Dr. Florence O’Connor who announced her retirement in May. The search drew 84 candidates for the position. A Screening ...

  9. Businesses Partner With Life Skills Program To Help Yorktown Students

    Businesses Partner With Life Skills Program To Help Yorktown Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Students participating in Yorktown Central School District’s Life Skills program are getting hands-on work experience with the help of local Yorktown-area businesses. These high school students with developmental disabilities are learning academics that include social studies, computers, art and math, but also getting a good dose of real life job experience. One goal ...

  10. Yorktown School District Reduces Tax Levy On Upcoming Budget

    Yorktown School District Reduces Tax Levy On Upcoming Budget

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown Central School District Board of Education announced Monday night that it will reduce the tax levy increase to zero percent for the 2016-2017 school year budget. The previous estimated tax rate increase of 0.26 percent was lowered because of additional state aid receipts and a recent positive evaluation of the school district's financial ...

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