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Welcome to Harlem Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.

I know the last few months have been difficult, but I believe together we can move forward in a positive way.


For those of you who may not know me, this job brings me full circle. I started my teaching career in Harlem in 1990, and now I am grateful to be returning as the Superintendent in 2021. I believe all the experiences I have had in the years in-between will help me provide effective leadership for Harlem Schools.


My focus will always be on making the best decisions for our kids. I want to build relationships and partnerships that will provide opportunities and support that will help our kids be successful. I know we can do more if we work together.


I am enjoying reconnecting with people I know, meeting new people, and sharing my excitement about being back with Harlem Schools.

It feels good to be home and I am looking forward to a great school year.


Arlene Bigby, EdD

Harlem Superintendent

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