Superintendent's Office


Phone: 201-358-4020

Frank Alvarez, Ed.D.
Interim, Superintendent of Schools

The River Vale Board of Education contracted Frank Alvarez, Ed.D., to serve as Interim Superintendent through the 2020-21 school year. Dr. Alvarez joined the district in that position in July 2020, marking a return to the position he held from 1997 through 2003. The Board sought his continued service amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as plans for a bond referendum in the coming school year.

Dr. Alvarez has a 45-year history in the field of public education, starting as a classroom teacher and including service as a building principal. He also was a Program Coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Education and has participated in numerous regional and statewide education-focused organizations. Dr. Alvarez’s experience, mostly in the northern New Jersey area, includes gifted & talented education, minority student achievement, standards-based accreditation, and fiscal responsibility. In addition to River Vale, he has led the public school districts of North Caldwell, Montclair, and Rye City.

“We felt strongly that we needed to have a constant, reliable leader who didn’t face a learning curve as River Vale navigates the next school year,” said Board of Education President Lorraine Waldes. “Under the capable leadership of Dr. Alvarez, our staff was able to manage the challenges of remote learning, and guided our Board in the research and planning necessary for a comprehensive school improvement plan.”

Dr. Alvarez is a 29-year resident of River Vale whose children attended the schools. He looks forward to continuing to work with the district’s staff for a 2020-21 school year that more than meets the needs of River Vale students and community.


 Executive Confidential Assistant to the Superintendent
Kathy Hayek
Phone: 201-358-4020

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