District 2

District 2 has some of the highest-performing and most popular schools in the city. The district covers the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city—the East Side south of 97th Street and the West Side south of 59th street (but not the Lower East Side).

Several new elementary schools have opened in recent years, easing overcrowding. Most parents are satisfied with their zoned neighborhood schools and look no further.


District 2 Contacts

333 7th Ave. 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 - Map
Community Education Council website: www.cecd2.net
District website: www.district2nyc.org



Each district has two superintendents--one in charge of elementary and middle schools, one in charge of high schools--who appoint principals, evaluate schools and approves budgets.
Elementary and middle school superintendent: Donalda Chumney, (212) 356-3739
High school superintendent: Vivian Orlen, (212) 356-3880


For individual parent concerns, contact:

Elementary and middle school family support coordinator: Tina Sibulkin-Yacker, (212) 356-3739
High school family support coordinator: William Mark, (212) 356-3880 


For help with PTAs or district-wide events, contact:

Elementary and middle school family leadership coordinator: Jennifer Greenblatt, (212) 356-3789
High school family leadership coordinator: Damaris Frias, (212) 356-3880 


To enroll your child, go to the school or the nearest Family Welcome Center, not the district office.

Family Welcome Center 

333 7th Ave. 12th Floor, Room 1211
New York, NY 10001 - Map
Phone: (212) 330-9442
This center handles both general education and special education enrollment


Community Education Council:

The elected members of the Community Education Council (CEC) approve school zoning lines and advise on education policy.

District 2 CEC

333 7th Ave. 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001 - Map


Special Education:

Most questions about special education can be answered by your child's teacher or principal. If you are new to New York City or your child attends private or parochial school contact the nearest Committee on Special Education for an evaluation.

Committee on Special Education 

Jennifer Lozano
333 7th Ave. 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016 - Map
Phone: (917) 339-1600 
If these offices can not answer your questions, see DOE contacts.