What is the Dignity for All Students Act? 

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.


Nyack School District Website

Nyack School District DASA Coordinator:

Dr. Giordanella (845) 353-7045

Valley Cottage Elementary School Coordinator:

Regina Cappiello, Principal (rcappiello@nyackschools.org)

Liberty Elementary School Coordinator:

Ellen Rechenberger,  Principal (erechenberger@nyackschools.org)

Upper Nyack Elementary School Coordinator:

Joe Mercora, Principal (jmercora@nyackschools.org)

Nyack Middle School Coordinator:

Lucrisha Addison- Harris, Assistant Principal (laddison@nyackschools.org)

Nyack High School Coordinator:

Lucia Pichardo, Assistant Principal (lpichardo@nyackschools.org)


*Please check with school administration to confirm that the listed individual is an active coordinator.